July 22, 2021
We billed 31600 for a tracheostomy along with 41140 (total glossectomy). CPT 31600 was denied. How can we appeal?
Good question, however, the denial was appropriate. CPT guidelines say that a tracheostomy is included in the glossectomy codes 41140 – 41155 as these procedures would not be performed without a tracheostomy.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 7/22/21.