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Nasal Packing-My doctor states

  1. #1
    Smile Nasal Packing-My doctor states
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    My doctor states that he did both anterior and posterior packing for epistaxis on the right nostril.
    Would I code both anterior and posterior? 30901 and 30905 or would I just code for the posterior? 30905.

    Thank you!

  2. #2
    Default Nasal Packing
    I think you would just code the 30905. The NCCI bundles these codes.

  3. #3
    Thank you for your help

  4. Default Anterior and Posterior Epistaxis repair
    Code the procedure preformed initally as primary 30901/3 (anterior) and then code 30906 (posterior) subsequent

    Hope this helps

  5. #5
    Stuart Sailfish Chapter
    Malissa, This is a reference directly from the Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeons- AAO-HNS.

    Because the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) bundles 30901 and 30903 into 30905, you should submit only one same-side hemorrhage-control code for each encounter. So if your otolaryngologist performs anterior and posterior packing, report only 30905.

    Hope this helps.
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  6. #6
    I agree, I would only bill the 30905

  7. #7
    Red face
    i agree only 30905

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