New Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Codes

New Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Codes

January 18, 2018

Question:
I heard there are new endoscopic sinus surgery codes. What’s the scoop?

Answer:

Yes!  There are a couple new codes this year that bundle an endoscopic total ethmoidectomy with a:

  • frontal sinusotomy – new code 31253
  • sphenoidotomy without tissue removal – new code 31257
  • sphenoidotomy with tissue removal – new code 31259.

Use one of the bundled codes first before using a code(s) for other sinuses addressed (maxillary, sphenoid, anterior ethmoidectomy).

*This response is based on the best information available as of 01/18/18.

 

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