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YAG laser procedure on lungs 31641?

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    Hamden, CT
    Red face YAG laser procedure on lungs 31641?
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    We are baffled with the coding for the YAG laser procedure on the lungs. Does anyone else code for this? we are billing with 31641. However, this is a pretty risky and can be a lengthy procedure and the reimbursement for this code seems so low!! Is there a better code for this? Or should we just be appending a modifier 22 when it is an extensive procedure? Input is much appreciated!!

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    We use the same code (31641). I don't know of any other code, but you can certainly add a 22 modifier if the work is unusual and extensive.

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