Fess Up! You need an in-depth look at Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery! CPT Coding for the Nose! Our look begins with a review of anatomy and the importance of understanding the four sinus cavities. We explore FESS, coding guidelines, and recommended documentation to look out for. We’ll wrap up this in-depth look with several coding scenarios!
- Review pertinent sinus anatomy
- Recognize each of the FESS CPT codes
- Learn how to apply sinus CPT codes in multiple scenarios
- Learn how to apply CPT codes for procedures on the turbinates
Deanna Upston, RHIA, CPC, CPMA, PMP
Deanna is a Senior Coding Quality Auditor for The Haugen Consulting Group with over 20 years of health care industry experience. Her introduction was through medical assisting, which she enjoyed for several years. Once she was established at a surgeon’s office, she started coding their surgical cases and discovered that was her favorite part of the day. Deanna has experience working on the professional fee side of coding, audit, education and compliance serving coders and physicians. She has put together multiple education sessions for both provider and coder. She also has experience working as an analyst in which she validated the integrity of editing logic during the implementation of claim scrubbing software. She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA), and Certified Orthopedic Surgery Coder (COSC).