bilateral needle thoracotomy for decompression??

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anyone know how to code bilateral need thoracotomies for decompression? There is no tube inserted. This is being done during CPR in the ED. I am coding for the facility portion.

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I only do ED Pro Fee and we would use 32421-50 for a bilateral. However, on my encoder, it has this note: "Surgical trays, A4550, may be separately reimbursed by third-party payers."

Hope that helps :)
 
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