no surgical procedure is performed during the same operative session
A diagnostic endoscopic procedure is reported only when _____.
Because most third-party payers do not pay for cosmetic surgery, the physician must carefully document _____ to ensure reimbursement for noncosmetic procedures.
washing the maxillary sinus
If the physician performs a lavage of the maxillary sinus, what is he/she doing?
Thoracentesis is performed to withdraw fluid from the pleural space for a variety of conditions including:
The procedure in which a scope is passed into the larynx and the physician can look at the larynx is what type of laryngoscopy?
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?
Inspection of body organs or cavities using a lighted scope that may be placed through an existing opening or through a small incision
Use of a lighted endoscope to view the pleural spaces and thoracic cavity or perform surgical procedures
Covering of the lungs and thoracic cavity that is moistened with serous fluid to reduce friction during respiratory movements of the lungs