The appropriate codes in your case are 31238 and 30140-52, although the documentaion is not enough to clear the picture. Since the turbinates are coblated, they are shrunk in size and hence are reduced. The codes 30801, specifically tells about the Mucosa of Turbinates. Please go through this
There are several key points to bear in mind when coding turbinate procedures. As such it is important to identify the type of turbinate procedure and the appropriate technique that is performed.
â€¢ Chronic nasal obstruction due to inferior turbinate hypertrophy from multiple causes (allergy, rhinitis medicamentosa, vasomotor rhinitis, etc)
â€¢ Chronic infection, or allergy with continuous or intermittent nasal symptoms
â€¢ Turbinates that are obstructive and not responding to aggressive medical management may require surgical treatment.
â€¢ Turbinates may be reduced in size or removed by any one (or combination) of several modalities: resection / excision (with /without endoscopes), cauterizations, sub mucosal debridement, laser, trimming, cryotherapy, radiofrequency reduction or ablation.
Endoscopic control of nasal hemorrage is 31238.
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