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  1. #1
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    Default Control of nasal hemorrhage

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    Will someone please explain when 30903 would be billed with 31231 as opposed to billing 31238?

    Thank you, Mary

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Contralateral side?

    NOT my area of expertise ... but

    The only scenario I can imagine would be if the DIAGNOSTIC endoscopy was performed on the contralateral side only. For example, you controlled the hemorrhage on the RT side; and performed a diagnostic endoscopy on the LT side.

    CPT 31231 is considered a separate procedure so it will bundle unless you can clearly demonstrate that it is separate and not done in conjunction with any surgical procedure.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Apr 2007


    Thank you! That was my thought as well!

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