32421 or 32422

mariecass

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*I'm wondering if I should code 32422 and 76942-26, but I'm not sure.

PROCEDURE PERFORMED: Right thoracentesis.


INDICATION: Large right pleural effusion.

The patient was informed of the procedure and informed consent was
obtained. The area was prepped with iodoform and lidocaine 1% was used for
anesthetizing the skin and intercostal areas. A small incision puncture was made
for the trocar. The trocar was introduced by ultrasound guidance. Once fluid was
obtained, the trocar was advanced into the pleural space. A sample was taken and
sent to the lab. We connected the tubing to vacuum bottles and we were able to pull
out 1200 mL of dark yellow fluid. Samples were sent to the lab. Once the lung
reexpanded, there was some sharp pain and coughing. Once 1200 mL was removed, we
removed the trocar. The patient felt much better and was able to take a full
breath.

Thanks

Cassidy McKean, CPC
Cardiology Coding
Central Utah Clinic
Phone: (801) 429-8126
Fax: (801) 812-5005
 

donnajrichmond

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*I'm wondering if I should code 32422 and 76942-26, but I'm not sure.

PROCEDURE PERFORMED: Right thoracentesis.


INDICATION: Large right pleural effusion.

The patient was informed of the procedure and informed consent was
obtained. The area was prepped with iodoform and lidocaine 1% was used for
anesthetizing the skin and intercostal areas. A small incision puncture was made
for the trocar. The trocar was introduced by ultrasound guidance. Once fluid was
obtained, the trocar was advanced into the pleural space. A sample was taken and
sent to the lab. We connected the tubing to vacuum bottles and we were able to pull
out 1200 mL of dark yellow fluid. Samples were sent to the lab. Once the lung
reexpanded, there was some sharp pain and coughing. Once 1200 mL was removed, we
removed the trocar. The patient felt much better and was able to take a full
breath.

Thanks

Cassidy McKean, CPC
Cardiology Coding
Central Utah Clinic
Phone: (801) 429-8126
Fax: (801) 812-5005
sounds like 32422
 
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