AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 1 (January)

2011 Respiratory System Surgery/Pulmonary Medicine/Category III Bronchial Valve Changes (January 2011)

January 2011 pages 6-7 2011 Respiratory System Surgery/Pulmonary Medicine/Category III Bronchial Valve Changes Surgery: Respiratory System Trachea and Bronchi In CPT 2010 two new codes were established to describe bronchoscopic procedures for placement of fiducial markers (31626) and bronchoscopy procedures with computer-assisted, image-guided navigation, also known as navigational bronchoscopy (31627). To reflect ongoing advancements in bronchoscopic procedures, a new code (31634) was created in CPT 2011 to report bronchoscopy with balloon occlusion, assessment of air leak, and administration of occlusive substance, if performed. 31634Bronchoscopy, rigid or flexible, including fluoroscopic guidance, when performed; with balloon occlusion, with assessment of air...

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