AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 7 (July)

Respiratory System, 31622 (Q&A) (July 1996)

July 1996 page 11a Coding Consultation Respiratory System, 31622 (Q&A) Question What is the correct CPT code to report a bronchoscopy with lavage? AMA Comment To describe a bronchoscopy with lavage, report a diagnostic bronchoscopy with CPT code 31622, and append the -22 modifier. The -22 modifier (which describes unusual procedural services, greater than that usually required) indicates the additional effort of the physician for performing the lavage. Respiratory System, 31622 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1996; July 1996 page 11a ...

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