What is the CPT code 31231?
31231 – Nasal endoscopy, diagnostic, unilateral or bilateral (separate procedure) 31233 – Nasal/sinus endoscopy, diagnostic with maxillary sinusoscopy (via inferior meatus or canine fossa puncture)
What is procedure code 31253?
CPT® Code 31253 in section: Nasal/sinus endoscopy, surgical.
What is procedure code 31237?
31237 – nasal/sinus endoscopy, surgical with biopsy, polypectomy, or debridement (separate procedure).
Percutaneous testing (also called “scratch testing;” CPT 95004, 95017, 95018) for offending allergens such as pollen, molds, mites, dust, feathers, animal fur or dander, venoms, foods, or drugs.
According to CPT, 99214 is indicated for an “office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient, which requires at least two of these three key components: a detailed history, a detailed examination and medical decision making of moderate complexity.” [For more detailed
|31575||Laryngoscopy, flexible; diagnostic|
A new post-operative period begins when the unrelated procedure is billed. We follow the American Medical Association coding guidelines and require the use of Modifier 79 to show that the second procedure by the same physician is unrelated to a prior procedure for which the post-operative period has not been completed.
1. Moda Health considers postoperative sinus endoscopies (31231) and postoperative sinus debridements (31237, S2342) to always be related to all the nasal and sinus procedure codes performed at the original surgical session. 2.
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a minimally invasive procedure which uses nasal endoscopes to enlarge the nasal drainage pathways of the paranasal sinuses to improve sinus ventilation and allow access of topical medications.
|Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Codes|
|31267||Nasal/sinus endoscopy, surgical; with maxillary antrostomy; with removal of tissue from maxillary sinus|
|31276||Nasal/sinus endoscopy, surgical; with frontal sinus exploration, with or without removal of tissue from frontal sinus|
Maxillary antrostomy is a surgical procedure to enlarge the opening (ostium) of the maxillary sinus. This allows for further surgical intervention within the maxillary sinus cavity as well as improved sinus drainage.
CPT® 61783, Under Stereotaxis Procedures on the Skull, Meninges, and Brain. The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 61783 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Stereotaxis Procedures on the Skull, Meninges, and Brain.
61782 Stereotactic computer-assisted (navigational) procedure; cranial, extradural. 61783 Stereotactic computer-assisted (navigational) procedure; spinal.