In Coding
Nov 28th, 2017
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) combines a bronchoscope with ultrasound to visualize the bronchi and adjacent structures, and to obtain tissue for biopsy. Sampling by EBUS differs from transbronchial lung biopsy(s) (+31632) or transbronchial needle aspiration biopsy(s) (+31633), neither of which includes an ultrasound component. Two codes describe EBUS to obtain transtrtacheal and transbronchial sa...
Consider the changes and apply the rules for three new EBUS codes. CPT® 2016 introduced three new codes to describe endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). Here’s what you need to know to report these services correctly. Reporting EBUS EBUS combines a bronchoscope with ultrasound to visualize the bronchi and adjacent structures, and to obtain tissue for biopsy. ...