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Pulmonology Coding Alert

CCI Edits:
Know When Bronchoscopies Can — And Can’t — Be Billed With Thoracotomies

You can’t always break out modifier 59 with these code pairs. Most pulmonology coders wouldn’t consider billing a bronchoscopy and a thoracotomy together when performed in the same session – after all, the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) has bundled these codes since 2004. However, much to the surprise of some coders, there are some instances when you can report these [...]


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