Repair of Nasal Vestibular Stenosis

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May 21, 2015

Question:

I will sometimes do a septoplasty with the repair of nasal vestibular stenosis. Is it OK to bill both codes together?

Answer:

Yes, it sure is, assuming the documentation supports both separate services. CPT 30520 (septoplasty) is not included in the code for nasal vestibular stenosis repair (30465, Repair of nasal vestibular stenosis (e.g., spreader grafting, lateral nasal wall reconstruction)) and may be separately reported. However, if you’re only harvesting cartilage from the septum, then you’d report only 20912 (Cartilage graft; nasal septum) and not 30520.