Introduction and Removal Procedures on the Lungs and Pleura CPT® Code range 32550- 32557

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Surgical Procedures on the Lungs and Pleura 32550-32557 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 32550- 32557
Introduction and Removal Procedures on the Lungs and Pleura
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[COLOR="Magenta"]Can someone help me with correct CPT code for following procedure. 32557 or 32550. I am thinking it's 32557. [/COLOR] The procedure, alternatives, risks and possible complications ... [ Read More ]
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