AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 2 (February)

Respiratory System Changes (February 2010)

February 2010 page 6 Respiratory System Changes New and revised changes have been made to the Respiratory System subsection for CPT 2010 codebook to reflect current clinical practice of certain respiratory procedures of the trachea and bronchi; lungs and pleura; including incisions and excisions, and endoscopies. This article will provide an overview of these changes, as listed in each respective subsection.  Trachea and Bronchi The description for CPT code 31622 was revised and the term “with or without” was replaced with “when performed.” 31622Bronchoscopy, rigid or flexible, including fluoroscopic guidance, when performed; diagnostic, with cell...

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