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Insurance II - Chapter 15. Respiratory System of CPT


Endoscopic procedures are reported on the _____ place(s) to which the scope is advanced.

no surgical procedure is performed during the same operative session

A diagnostic endoscopic procedure is reported only when _____.

medical necessity

Because most third-party payers do not pay for cosmetic surgery, the physician must carefully document _____ to ensure reimbursement for noncosmetic procedures.

packing, cauterization, ligation

What is the method that a physician uses to control a nosebleed?

washing the maxillary sinus

If the physician performs a lavage of the maxillary sinus, what is he/she doing?

respiratory failure

Thoracentesis is performed to withdraw fluid from the pleural space for a variety of conditions including:


A procedure in which a scope is placed into a body cavity:

superior, inferior, median

What are the nasal turbinates?


The procedure in which a scope is passed into the larynx and the physician can look at the larynx is what type of laryngoscopy?

Integumentary System

In what Surgery subsection would you find the code for the incision and drainage of a nasal abscess using an external approach to the abscess?


What is the name of the procedure in which mucus is removed from the sinuses by flushing a saline solution through the sinus cavities?


The surgical procedure is performed to reshape the nose:


What is the name of the surgical procedure for the rearrangement of the nasal septum?


The term that describes destruction by removing, usually by cutting is:


The term that describes obtaining a tissue sample is:


Tumor on a pedicle that bleeds easily and may become malignant


Prefix meaning nose


Inspection of body organs or cavities using a lighted scope that may be placed through an existing opening or through a small incision


Cavities within the nasal bones


Maxillary sinus


Cutting into the thoracic cavity to allow for enlargement of the heart or for drainage


Prefix meaning larynx


Inspection of the bronchial tree using a bronchoscope


Surgical puncture of the thoracic cavity, usually using a needle, to remove fluids


Surgical incision into the thoracic cavity


Cutting into the thoracic cavity to allow for enlargement of the heart or for drainage


Use of a lighted endoscope to view the pleural spaces and thoracic cavity or perform surgical procedures


Excision of a lobe of the lung


Covering of the lungs and thoracic cavity that is moistened with serous fluid to reduce friction during respiratory movements of the lungs


jPrefix meaning lung or air


Removal of blockage (embolism) from vessels

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