Denials of 30930 with 30140

Denials of 30930 with 30140

March 1, 2018

We are getting denials when billing 30930 (outfracture of inferior turbinates) with 30140 (submucous resection of inferior turbinate). Do you know how we can get paid?

Actually, it is not accurate to use both codes together for procedures on the same turbinate. CPT guidelines clearly state that 30930 (and 30801, 30802) are included in 30140 and should not be separately coded.  So, no, we cannot help you get paid but we can help you stay out of trouble by advising you not to report 30930 with 30140.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 03/01/18.


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