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    If my doctor performed an endoscopic biopsy of the nasophayrnx, would I still use code 31237, or is there something more appropriate for the nasopharynx?
    Thanks for any help!!!

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    Use 31237, it is appropriate as there is no specific nasopharyngeal biospy via endoscopy.

    CT ENT

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    Why not use Code 42804 or 42806 instead?

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    I would think the 31237 as well. 4280X does not say anything about a scope.

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    42804 and 42806 are biopsies performed under direct vision and not endoscopically, CPT 31237 is appropriate for a nasopharyngoscopy with biopsy.

    CT ENT

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