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2012 CPT code updates for Respiratory System


Newly added CPT code list

32096 Thoracotomy, with diagnostic biopsy(ies) of lung infiltrate(s) (eg, wedge, incisional), unilateral

32097 Thoracotomy, with diagnostic biopsy(ies) of lung nodule(s) or mass(es) (eg, wedge, incisional), unilateral

32098 Thoracotomy, with biopsy(ies) of pleura

32505 Thoracotomy; with therapeutic wedge resection (eg, mass, nodule), initial

32506 Thoracotomy; with therapeutic wedge resection (eg, mass or nodule), each additional resection, ipsilateral (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

32507 Thoracotomy; with diagnostic wedge resection followed by anatomic lung resection (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

32607 Thoracoscopy; with diagnostic biopsy(ies) of lung infiltrate(s) (eg, wedge, incisional), unilateral

32608 Thoracoscopy; with diagnostric biopsy(ies) of lung nodules(s) or mass(es) (eg, wedge, incisional), unilateral

32609 Thoracoscopy; with biopsy(ies) of pleura

32666 Thoracoscopy, surgical; with therapeutic wedge resection (eg, mass, nodule), initial unilateral

32667 Thoracoscopy, surgical; with therapeutic wedge resection (eg, mass or nodule), each additional resection, ipsilateral (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

32668 Thoracoscopy, surgical; with diagnostic wedge resection followed by anatomic lung resection (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure

32669 Thoracoscopy, surgical; with removal of a single lung segment (segmentectomy)

32670 Thoracoscopy, surgical; with removal of two lobes (bilobectomy)

32671 Thoracoscopy, surgical; with removal of lung (pneumonectomy)

32672 Thoracoscopy, surgical; with resection-plication for emphysematous lung (bullous or non-bullous) for lung volume reduction (LVRS), unilateral includes any pleural procedure, when performed

32673 Thoracoscopy, surgical; with resection of thymus, unilateral or bilateral

32674 Thoracoscopy, surgical; with mediastinal and regional lymphadenectomy (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

Deleted CPT codes

32095 Thoracotomy, limited, for biopsy of lung or pleura

32402 Biopsy, pleura; open

32500 Removal of lung, other than total pneumonectomy; wedge resection, single or multiple

32602 Thoracoscopy, diagnostic (separate procedure); lungs and pleural space, with biopsy

32603 Thoracoscopy, diagnostic (separate procedure); pericardial sac, without biopsy

32605 Thoracoscopy, diagnostic (separate procedure); mediastinal space, without biopsy

32657 Thoracoscopy, surgical; with wedge resection of lung, single or multiple

32660 Thoracoscopy, surgical; with total pericardiectomy

Please see complete list of 2012 CPT code changes

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