AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2019 Issue 2; Ask the editor

Chamberlain procedure

A patient with an anterior mediastinal mass presented for a biopsy via an anterior mediastinotomy, or Chamberlain procedure. A 3 cm second interspace incision was made to the left of the sternal border. Dissection was taken down through the soft tissue, splitting the pectoral muscle and identifying the superior border of the third rib, through the intercostal muscle and into the second interspace, brushing the pleura aside and identifying the mass. A mediascope was then inserted through this incision and several biopsies were taken. What is the correct CPT code for the Chamberlain procedure? ...

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