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Brochoscopy EBUS without Sampling

  1. Default Brochoscopy EBUS without Sampling
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    Hello guys, I am little confused!! Please help me..

    What should be coded in the case, If Bronchoscopy EBUS without sampling/biopsy/aspiration/lymph structures ?? (Diagnostic EBUS)
    Should we code CPT 31652 or 31622??

    If any guidelines behind this please let me know..

    Thanks in advance

  2. Default Diagnostic EBUS
    What is the indication for the EBUS?

    There is an add-on code +31654 Bronchoscopy with transendoscopic endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) during bronchoscopic diagnostic or therapeutic intervention(s) for peripheral lesion(s) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure[s])

    This can be coded with 31622 to indicate diagnostic exam with EBUS. The code description specifies "for peripheral lesion" though which is why I ask the indication for the procedure. Still, this code combination most closely resembles the procedure performed.

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