tci Part B Insider - 2015 Issue 41

Part B Coding Coach: New EBUS Codes Lead These Pulmonology Code Additions, Revisions, and Deletions

You also need to strike these four codes from your manual, or you’ll face denials. If you report endobronchial ultrasounds during bronchoscopy (EBUS), then you may rejoice with how CPT® will consolidate your typical code combinations to a single code. Before Jan. 1 hits, you should get to know this and these other 2016 CPT® changes for pulmonology. Say Hello to New EBUS Codes and Goodbye to +31620 CPT® has introduced some new codes for reporting various nuances of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) during bronchoscopy. What happens: The pulmonologist usually performs an EBUS when she discovers a vascular abnormality...

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