January 18, 2018
I heard there are new endoscopic sinus surgery codes. What’s the scoop?
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.