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Know How to Report a Bronchial Blocker

Question: The provider, while doing a diagnostic bronchoscopy of the right lung, found a massive hemorrhage. He put a bronchial blocker in the right lung to protect the healthy left lung from the oozing blood. Is it okay to bill for a bronchial blocker placement in addition to the bronchoscopy procedure? Maine Subscriber Answer: Unfortunately, you do not have a specific code [...]