Pleurodesis

prabha

Guru
Messages
160
Best answers
0
What should be the code for the following procedure?

The patient's chest tube was flushed with saline. A mixture of
Bleomycin and Lidocaine was injected into the chest tube. The chest tube
is left clamped for 1 hour and is to be evaluated in 1 hour.
 

dhuston

Guest
Messages
110
Best answers
0
It sounds like it's a declotting procedure??? Look as 32560.

Diane Huston, CPC,RCC
 

dhuston

Guest
Messages
110
Best answers
0
I may be wrong on this. The subject says pleurodesis but the report may be something else like an E&M code.

Anyone else?

Diane Huston, CPC,RCC
 

rajalakshmir

Networker
Messages
44
Best answers
0
Pleurodesis is achieved by putting one of any number of chemicals agents like sclerosants into the pleural space. The sclerosant irritates the pleurae which results in inflammation and causes the pleurae to adhere. Commonly used sclerosants is bleomycin .here the whole procedure is not mentioned but still it is a pleurodesis only so can bill 32560
 
Last edited:

Shirleybala

Guest
Messages
190
Best answers
0
Pleurodesis is achieved by putting one of any number of chemicals agents like sclerosants into the pleural space. The sclerosant irritates the pleurae which results in inflammation and causes the pleurae to adhere. Commonly used sclerosants is bleomycin .here the whole procedure is not mentioned but still it is a pleurodesis only so can bill 32560
Yes she is perfectly correct
 
Top