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CPT Code"Biopsy Tracheal Wall Papailloma"

Sharon Posted Thu 10th of November, 2011 18:55:43 PM

CPT Code"Biopsy Tracheal Wall Papailloma"

Bronchoscopy was then performed with the assistance of anesthesia with intubation and extubation as necessary for visualization of the lesions. Again noted were 2 distinct papilloma lesions within a bed of papillomatous mucosa. Biopsy was then performed using a _____ forceps with direct visualization using a 0 degree Hopkins rod.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 11th of November, 2011 03:35:48 AM

Transbronchial tracheal biopsy by using forceps doesn't have a listed CPT.
Transbronchial tracheal biopsy by using needle aspiration has a CPT code : 31629
So, for transbronchial tracheal biopsy by using forceps using hopkins rod : You can code 31899 with equivalent code 31629.

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