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can someone help me with tracheostomy placement code

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    hello,
    i want to know what is cpt code for "percutaneous tracheostomy placement ". narrative note says " 2nd tracheal ring identified by palpation , seldinger technique under direct bronchoscopic vision" i think 31612 or 31615 but not sure can someone please help me thanks

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    Was it emergency or planned or a revision?

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    i think it is planned but it doesn't mention in procedure note, but DX was VDRF i don't know if this helps. thanks

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    I would say 31600. but also take a look at 31730

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    thank you yes i look in to 31730 and i think that is best for this procedure. again thank you so much for helping

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