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Removal of benign growth on the adenoid

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    My doctor dictated an operative rept stating he excised a growth on the adenoid, in the nasopharynx, using an adenoid curette. The procedure was pre-certified as adenoidectomy (42831) What code and/or modifier would you recommend using to bill this procedure? My thought, by reading the entire op rept, is to bill 42831-52. Thanks!

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    Please check this would go for you: 42808 Excision or destruction of lesion of Pharynx any method.
    Because adenoid anatomically, is also a part of Pharynx

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