AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2021 Issue 2; In this Issue

Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscopy

Endobronchial ultrasound probe attached to a video camera. This allows visualization of the walls of the airways and surrounding structures. Once targets are identified, tissue and/or fluid samples can be obtained of the mediastinal and hilar structures via aspiration using a technique called transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA). EBUS is a minimally invasive procedure allowing the physician to both view and access difficult to reach areas, and has advantages over more invasive procedures such as mediastinoscopy. The use of EBUS is important for lung cancer staging and treatment planning as well as diagnosing infections and other inflammatory diseases of...

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