AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 5 (May)

Surgery: Respiratory System (May 2008)

May 2008 page 15-end Surgery: Respiratory System, 31624, 31623, 31628 (Q&A) Question: If multiple, distinct procedures are performed during a single bronchoscopy, is it appropriate to report each separately? Answer: It is appropriate to report multiple procedures Sperformed during a single bronchoscopy. For example, bronchoscopy in a patient with lobar pneumonia to Sidentify the infectious cause might include a bronchial alveolar lavage (31624), a protected brush sampling (31623), and a transbronchial lung biopsy (31628), all during the same session. Surgery: Respiratory System, 31624, 31623, 31628 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2008; May 2008 page 15-end ...

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