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31652 / 31653 New CPT codes for 2016

Janet Posted Mon 01st of February, 2016 11:30:37 AM

With the 2 new cpt codes for 2016, (EBUS codes)is anyone else having issues with the CCI edits bundling other bronchoscopies? It is just confusing on how we need to bill these with other services since it is bundled into all of the codes
Janet Hamm

SuperCoder Answered Tue 02nd of February, 2016 08:54:51 AM

Thanks for the query

Cpt 31652 includes endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) guided transtracheal and trans bronchial sampling like aspiration and biopsies, one or two mediastinal and hilar lymph node stations or structures hence if bill with aspikration or biopsy it will show CCI edit. Please use primary code if CCI edit hits modifier not allowed.

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