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    Williamsport, PA

    Default Sinus debridement

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    Does anyone know if there is a standard for prior authorization of sinus debridement? How many visits do you have preauthorized?

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    Apr 2007

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    It depends upon the payer. Some do not require an auth for minor procedures like this. If within global of a 90 global procedure done at the same time as FESS, add 58 modifier.

    Your doctor would be the best to ask as to how many of these are needed post op. I have 2 sinus surgeon's that use different post op times.

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