December 30, 2021
What is the code for an open septoplasty? I’m doing extracorporeal work removing the septum and reinserting it. It’s more difficult than a regular intranasal septoplasty, 30520.
There is not a separate code for an open septoplasty – 30520 is all we’ve got. You could append modifier 22 (increased procedural services) if the operative note supports it.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/30/21.