The current procedural terminology cpt code 30140 as maintained by american medical association is a medical procedural code under the range excision procedures on the nose. We billed both claims 30140 30140 50 can we bill for bilateral resection of turbinates can we bill for bilateral resection of turbinates alabama subscriber answer the claims may have been rejected because they were filed on two lines says susan callaway stradley cpc ccs p an independent coding and reimbursement specialist and educator in north augusta sc. Intramural ablation of the turbinates includes any ablation of the superficial tissues so the code for superficial ablation 30801 is not assigned separately with 30802 cpt code 30140 is considered to be unilateral and would be billed with bilateral modifier 50. Cptr codes 30130 excision inferior turbinate partial or complete any method and 30140 submucous resection inferior turbinate partial or complete any method describe excising turbinate tissue in 30130 part or all of the inferior turbinate is excised at the base removing all tissue layers of the turbinate mucosa and bone modifier 50 bilateral procedure is used if this surgery is
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