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    pt presented to ED with epistaxis. procedure 30901 was performed. pt then presents to primary care physician for removal of packing. what is the appropriate cpt/modifier for this scenario?

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    Published in Otolaryngology Coding Alert, August 2011

    Question: One of our physicians removed a balloon intranasal packing that was placed by another group. Would we bundle this removal into the E/M?
    New Mexico Subscriber
    Answer: Yes. It is part of the E/M service.
    Option: If this service involves the removal of the nasal packing placed by the same physician during the performance of a treatment of a nasal bone fracture, the removal of the nasal packing is part of the 90-day global services. This [...]

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