My doctor harvested abdominal fat that he then used in the nose to close the area when he did an endoscopic removal of a pituitary tumor (62165). I want to bill 15770 but my doctor thinks the correct code is 20926. What do you recommend?
I did a paramedian forehead flap after the Mohs surgeon removed the cancerous lesion from the nose. What is the CPT code for this procedure and do I need a modifier because I’m in the Mohs surgeon’s global period?
I will sometimes do a septoplasty with the repair of nasal vestibular stenosis. Is it OK to bill both codes together?
Now that ICD-10 is going to happen I’m starting to look into it a bit more. I see there is a procedural coding system component. Are we going to have to use that instead of, or in addition to, CPT?
What happened? I used to bill 92547 - use of electrodes during electronystagmography – with 5 units and now Medicare will pay only one unit.
What code can I use when I place acellular dermal matrix in a parotid defect? I’ve looked at 15777 and it seems to describe what I’m doing. Is it OK to use this code?
I did a direct laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy for tumor staging. Are all three codes billable?
I would like to know the codes I can bill for neural monitoring during a thyroidectomy, mastoidectomy, and parotidectomy cases.
I’m confused about how to determine the square centimeters for using the Adjacent Tissue Transfer codes (14000-14302). Can you explain it in terms that I will understand? I’m not a doctor.
What CPT code would I use for a debridement of purulent debris from the ear canal, with or without placement of a wick in, such as when the patient has Swimmer’s ear? One of my colleagues told me he bills cerumen removal (69210) because there is always a little bit of cerumen mixed in the debris. I thought I’d better check on that.