Results 1 to 2 of 2

Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

  1. #1
    Question Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy
    Medical Coding Books
    Doc did an endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy with placement of crawford tubing. Can you charge sperately for the tubing or is this included?

    Doc office is charging 68750 along with 31239 - I really do not feel 68750 is correct.

    Any suggestiong would be greatly appreciated.



  2. Default
    I have also asked same question in previous network. I did found out that you can use 68815 with 68720, which is in the CPT Assistant. But, now I am trying to find out about implant. Below is what CPT Assistant states.

    Is the silicone intubation through the new nasolacrimal opening included in code 68720 or is there a different code for it, and can code 68815 possibly be used?

    Answer: The silicone intubation is not included in the work description of code 68720, Dacryocystorhinostomy (fistulization of lacrimal sac to nasal cavity). Although the additional work is minimal, it would be appropriate to separately report code 68815, Probing of nasolacrimal duct, with or without irrigation; with insertion of tube or stent.

    Sorry, just realized yours is endoscopic. But the info above may be informational if you ever have to code for those.

    Vickie Mounce
    Last edited by vmounce; 06-28-2010 at 05:50 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. Dacryocystorhinostomy
    By vmounce in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-30-2014, 02:36 AM
  2. Open or endoscopic
    By mfranks in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-18-2013, 01:48 PM
  3. Endoscopic BrowLift
    By coderlady in forum Plastic Surgery
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-22-2009, 07:37 AM
  4. endoscopic mumcomyotomy
    By Lisa Bledsoe in forum Gastroenterology
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-07-2009, 09:58 AM
  5. dacryocystorhinostomy w/ crawford stent
    By Jamie Dezenzo in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-14-2008, 11:58 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.