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  1. J

    pulmonology/bronchoscopy coding

    documentation guidelines? Does anyone know if there are specific guidelines as to documentation for a BAL? Can the provider just state "BAL done in RUL" or do they need to state the amount of saline instilled and the return? Thanks.
  2. J

    CPT code 31624

    Help! New to pulmonary coding. In search of written documentation that when performing a lavage (BAL) that documentation needs to state instillation and return. Does anyone have guidelines or documentation, preferably from CMS stating the requirements? Thank you!
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