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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!

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    Default Nasal Packing

    I think you would just code the 30905. The NCCI bundles these codes.

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    Thank you for your help

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    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

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    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.
    Candice Fenildo, CPC, CPMA, CPB, CENTC, CPC-I
    AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors ( Chair)
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    I agree, I would only bill the 30905

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