AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Transbronchial Cryobiopsy of Upper, Middle and Lower Lobes of Lung

A patient presented for transbronchial cryobiopsy of the right lung. A bronchoscope was advanced; a complete airway exam revealed no mucosal abnormalities or increased secretions. A cryoprobe was inserted to obtain 5 transbronchial cryobiopsies from the right lung (1 upper lobe, 1 middle lobe, and 3 lower lobe) under fluoroscopic guidance. After all residual blood was suctioned and adequate hemostasis was confirmed, the bronchoscope was withdrawn. What is the correct root operation for transbronchial cryobiopsy of the lung? ...

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