Inferior Turbinate Submucous Resection and Outfracture

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Question:  

I did an inferior turbinate submucous resection removing subcutaneous tissue and bone followed by out-fracturing with the Boise elevator. Can I bill 30140 for the submucous resection and 30930 for the out-fracture?

Answer:

Actually, CPT specifically says “Do not report 30801, 30802, 30930 in conjunction with 30130 or 30140.” Therefore, it would not be appropriate to report 30140 and 30930 on the same turbinate. CPT 30930 may be reported when you do an out-fracture alone.