Placement of Doyle Splints

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April 14, 2016

Question:
My doctor documents placement of Doyle splints in the nose which are sutured to the anterior septum after a septoplasty. Can I bill 31299 for this?

Answer:
No, placement of intranasal splints, dressings and packing is part of the wound closure and not separately reported.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 04/14/16.