July 8, 2021
Are CPT 30140 (submucous resection inferior turbinate) and 31254 (endoscopic anterior ethmoidectomy) bundled with code 62165 (Neuroendoscopy, intracranial; with excision of pituitary tumor, transnasal or trans-sphenoidal approach)? I checked Medicare and there are no CCI edits so that seems that I can bill these codes together. The diagnosis code I billed was for the pituitary tumor. But when I did, the insurance company denied 30140 and 31254.
These procedure codes are considered included in 62165 as part of the approach or gaining access to the pituitary tumor for removal when the only diagnosis is pituitary tumor.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 7/08/21.