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Image guided sinus surgery

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    Does anyone have any physicians using image guidance for sinus surgery? My physicians have started using this and I am having trouble deciding on an appropriate code. I am looking at 77011 but I'd like to hear what others are using.

    Thanks!
    Eileen Blankenship, CPC
    Remote Coder

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    Check out 61795.

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    Does anyone know the correct CPT code for:

    Bilateral nasal endoscopic maxillary sinusectomy with ablation of the turbinates

    Any help is greatly appreciated........

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    Quote Originally Posted by msbrowning View Post
    Does anyone know the correct CPT code for:

    Bilateral nasal endoscopic maxillary sinusectomy with ablation of the turbinates

    Any help is greatly appreciated........
    Can you post the note? From what you have I'd have to go with 31240.
    Bruce Crandall, CPC
    North Carolina Specialty Hospital
    Durham, NC
    www.ncspecialty.com

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    I just recieved some information from Medtronic (maker of the Computer-Aided surgical Navigation system we use) 61795 is an add on code + and should be used with 31256-31297.
    The code 77011 should be used when a surgeon uses images to understand anatomic positioning and localization during a procedure but is not using the images for surgical navigation, this cleared it up for me, hope it helps you...
    Kelly Kerzman, MA,CPC

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    Thanks for the info! That definitely helps me out.
    Eileen Blankenship, CPC
    Remote Coder

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