AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 12 (December)

Surgery: Respiratory System (December 2009)

December 2009 page 10a Bonus Feature:Surgery: Respiratory System Question: How is removal of a pleural catheter reported in the following circumstance? Removal included incisional access and a combination of blunt and sharp techniques to release adhesions between the tissues in the hemithorax. The proximal portion was brought through a skin exit site with the distal portion removed from the hemithorax. Diana Evans Answer: Code 32552, Removal of indwelling tunneled pleural catheter with cuff, should be reported. Prior to the CPT 2010 codebook, there was no specific CPT code to describe removal of a pleural catheter. When pleural catheter removal...

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