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  1. Question Pulmonary Coding / Thoracentesis Coding
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    I am looking for some information on how to bill for a thoracentesis kit. I have only found a HCPC's code for a surgical tray. Are there any pulmonary offices that bill for these services that can help me with this? Thanks in advance.

  2. Default Pulmonary Coding / Thoracentesis Coding
    It has been my understanding that the "kit" used to perform a throacentesis is included in the RVU for the physician's service and procedure itself. We performed these all of the time at my previous employer's multi-specialty practice, in our pulmonary and oncology areas and never billed this separately. Again, that's my understanding.


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