AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 4; Volume 3 New/Revised Codes

Bronchial Valve Insertion

Effective October 1, 2009, code 33.71, Endoscopic insertion or replacement of bronchial valve(s), has been revised to report procedures performed on a single lobe. In addition, a new code has been created to report the procedure when performed on multiple lobes during the same procedural episode. This revision will allow a more accurate differentiation between the resources (e.g., length of anesthesia, number of valves), time and patient populations undergoing this procedure. Patients requiring treatment of multiple lobes often have different indications. Endobronchial valve insertion is currently being investigated for the treatment of severe emphysema (typically involving multiple...

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