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trach suctioning - Can anyone tell me if CPT code 31720

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    Can anyone tell me if CPT code 31720 is used for trach suctioning??

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    It isn't for tracheostomy suctioning. 31720 is suctioning the trachea via the nose, often using a flexible nasal trumpet in which to introduce the suction catheter.

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    Thanks, so if 31720 isnt used for trach suctioning what should be coded?

  4. Default CPT code 31720
    In the CPT book it states 'separate procedure"
    Does this mean we cannot bill for it when we are performing another respiratory therapy service?

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