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61795 replacement

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    We are needing to know which code to use while doing a Stealth endoscopic sinus susrgery. We were using 61795,31288,31276,31255 and 31267. Now 61795 has been deleted and 61781 or 61782 do not seem to replace 61795. What do I use? My doctor says it should be extradural and extracranial.
    Last edited by alexent; 01-06-2011 at 08:40 AM.

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    The sinuses are within the cranium but not within the dura - thus 61782 cranial, extradural.
    Jerri, CPC

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