Patient is seen today for treatment of his malignant pleural mesothelioma. An extrapleural pneumonectomy is performed under general anesthesia. The diseased lung was removed, along with the lining of the lung (pleura), lining of the heart (pericardium), and part of the diaphragm. In this case, the right lung was removed. What CPT should be assigned for this procedure?
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- Answer from Previous Coding Exercise
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- Pleural Mesothelioma – The Dreadful Disease That Took My Brother’s Life (ICD-10-CM and CPT Coding for Pleural Mesothelioma and Its Treatment Options)