AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 3 (March)

Coding for Bronchoscopic Procedures (March 1999)

March 1999 page 3 Coding Communication Coding for Bronchoscopic Procedures For CPT 1999, there have been three new codes added to the bronchoscopy series of codes. Along with the addition of three new codes to this series, the parent code in the bronchoscopy series has been editorially revised. Finally, there was language added to the endoscopy guidelines to indicate that the codes in the bronchoscopy series (31622-31646) include fluoroscopic guidance, when performed. In an effort to provide a better understanding of these bronchoscopic procedures, we will take a look at the rationale for these added codes as well as...

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