AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 10 (October)

Surgery Respiratory System, 32664 (Q&A) (October 1999)

October 1999 page 10d Coding Consultation Respiratory System, Surgery, 32664 (Q&A) Question Is CPT code 32664 considered inherently bilateral or is it a unilateral code? AMA Comment CPT code 32664, Thoracoscopy, surgical; with thoracic sympathectomy, is a unilateral code. Therefore, if 32664 is performed bilaterally, modifier -50 should be appended. Respiratory System, Surgery, 32664 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1999; October 1999 page 10d ...

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