Coding Epistaxis

CPT codes for control of epistaxis are in the range 30901-30906. The physician may apply manual hand pressure to control the epistaxis, and no CPT code is assigned for this service, as it is included in E/M service. To control the epistaxis various types of nasal balloons, rocket, nasal sponge or tampoons eg. Rhino Rocket are used. The CPT codes for epistaxis control are unilateral in nature and require the use of modifiers LT or RT for unilateral services and modifier 50 for bilateral service.

CPT codes 30901 and 30903 are used for epistaxis control anterior
CPT codes 30905 and 30906 are used for epistaxis control posterior

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