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Sinus Surgery - Am I billing this right?

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    Default Sinus Surgery - Am I billing this right?
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    We are billing for sinus surgeries and I wanted to make sure I am billing with the appropriate modifiers and codes. Humana is not paying a correct reimbursement on these. I want to make sure we are billing correctly.

    We billed for Bilateral frontal sinusotomies, Bilateral maxillary anstrostomies, Bilateral total ethmoidectomies, Bilateral spenoidotomies, Endosopic septoplasty, Inferior turbinate reduction in a submucosal fashion, Use of brainlab image guidance system.

    31276 - 51, 50
    30140 - 51, 50
    31255 - 51, 50
    31287 - 51, 50
    31256 - 51, 50

    Any Input is appreciated? Thanks!

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    Stuart Sailfish Chapter
    I can speak on everyone's behalf by stating that it is difficult to answer you without proper documentation to read. Although the prut ocedures performed are listed, I wouldnt feel comfortable confirming those CPT codes without reading the operative report. You can however feel free to email me personally or post the procedure in detail and i would be happy to help
    Candice Fenildo, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPB, CENTC, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
    Director of Operations
    Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of South Florida, PA

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