One of our ENT doctors just started providing balloon sinuplasty's in office and after having tracked the first 4 they have all paid. The representative is correct in that if you remove tissue from the frontal sinus you would revert back to the regular FESS cpt and not bill the balloon. You should only be billing the balloon for the sinus used in, if no tissue is removed.
For example, if your physician does a standard maxillary antrostomy with removal of tissue 31267 (you could not use 31295-balloon sinuplasty of maxillary sinus) but then the physician performs (at the same session) a balloon sinuplasty of frontal sinus with no removal of tissue you would be able to bill 31296 with 31267.
Hope this helps
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