AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 1 (January)

Surgery: Respiratory System (January 2007)

January 2007 page 31a Coding Communication:Surgery: Respiratory System Question Is it appropriate to report code 32482, Removal of lung, other than total pneumonectomy; two lobes (bilobectomy), for the removal of one lobe of the left lung and one lobe of the right lung? AMA Comment A bilobectomy, as described by code 32482, is the removal of two lobes of the right lung (eg, right upper and right middle or right middle and right lower). A bilobectomy is not the removal of one lobe from the right lung and one lobe from the left lung. Bilobectomy is not a bilateral...

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