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How would you code this?

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    Daytona Beach, FL
    Question How would you code this?
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    ENT performed an excision of a defective laryngeal implant and also did a microlaryngoscopy to inject the vocal cord, but was unable to complete due to supraglottic edema. I was coding this with 31571-52, but I cannot find a CPT code for the removal of the implant. How would you code this procedure? So far I am using the unlisted procedure code 31599, but I am not sure if there is another code I should be using. I have asked this on another forum but have not gotten any responses - anxious to get an answer to bill out the claim.

    Any help would be apprecitated! Thanks.
    Last edited by jdibble; 06-30-2010 at 12:06 PM. Reason: correction
    Jodi Dibble, CPC

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