Bronchial Washing vs Bronchoalveolar Washing coding
Can a Bronchoscopy with documented Bronchial Washing RUL be coded as a BAL/Bronchoalveolar Washing for a Surg DRG, or can only Bronchial Washing of RUL bronchus be coded for no impact in DRG? I'm feeling a query would be needed to have clarified if that Bronchial Washing included Bronchoalveolar Washing before could code as a BAL. I have not been able to find any documented guidance in this so thought I post here. Thanks for your assistance!