Results 1 to 3 of 3

Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy

  1. #1
    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire
    Default Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy
    Medical Coding Books
    Is anyone coding for this procedure? According to the manufacturer, three CPT codes are used to report this, and two of them are unlisted. I am also interested to know if anyone has calculated any work RVUs for this. Thanks, Pam Brooks, PCS, CPC

  2. Default Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy
    Has anyone an answer to this? I also am trying to find the correct codes to use for this procedure
    Thank you

  3. #3
    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire
    Well, here's what I came up with, but if anyone has any suggestions, I'm willing to hear what others are doing:

    76499-26, (planning, including 3-D construction of CT an mapping of target lesion or lymph nodes). Billed charge $382.00. Work RVUs 4.56. I based this on the rad code 77295, (Therapeutic radiology field setting; 3-D reconstruction of tumor volume and surrounding critical normal tissue structures from direct CT scans.) This is the closest I could come to the description of the unlisted code.

    31899-26, Electromagnetic image-guided navigation of the pulmonary tract. Billed charge, 469.00, Work RVUS 4.99. this was based on code 93609, (recommended by by superDimension); Intraventrcular and or intra-arterial mapping of tachycardia sites with catheter manipulation to record from multiple sites to identify origin of tachycardia.

    32999, Placement of fiducial markers in the airways/parenchyma/mediastinal LN. Billed charge, 190.00, Work RVUs 1.73. This was based on code 55876, which is the code for placement of fiducial markers, prostate. (this is the only other similar placement code in CPT).

    Gail, we use 2006 RVUs for our provider reimbursement. I've asked the pulmonologist if I can sit in on a procedure. It uses GPS technology to guide the device and mark the tumor. You can then subsequently bill the bronch/biopsy.

Similar Threads

  1. 20985 Navigation in surgery
    By ddicrosta in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-17-2015, 11:42 AM
  2. 61782 navigation
    By in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-21-2014, 08:24 AM
  3. Patient navigation
    By Jennifer Conover in forum Billing/Reimbursement
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-22-2013, 07:36 AM
  4. Computer Navigation with Joint Replacement
    By cwilson3333 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-23-2012, 04:24 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.