AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2017 Issue 4

CPT code changes for the respiratory system

CPT code changes for the respiratory system CPT code changes to the respiratory system were established January 1, 2017, in addition to revision of the reporting guidelines. In this article, we will take a look at some of the changes and revisions made for the endoscopy codes of the larynx or laryngoscopy When a laryngoscopy is performed, the tongue base, larynx, and hypopharynx are examined. The specific anatomic structures examined are midline (single anatomic sites) and paired structures. Midline sites include the tongue base, vallecula (groove between the tongue base and epiglottis), epiglottis, subglottis, and posterior pharyngeal wall. The...

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