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    Default FESS coding

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    Patient had the following performed while under general anesthesia:

    Left frontal sinus endoscopy including exploration and removal of diseased tissue.
    Bilateral anterior and posterior ethmoidectomy,
    Bilateral maxillary antrostomy.

    How should this be coded? Thank you.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Baton Rouge


    I would code this as 31276, 31255-50, and 31256-50.
    Chastity Nault, CPC
    HIM Professional Services Coder - Remote

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