September 19, 2019
What code is used for percutaneous tracheostomy?
Code 31600 is reported for “percutaneous” tracheostomy. This procedure is performed with a small incision and some direct visualization of the structures with or without a bronchoscope. The bronchoscope, used as a light source and to remove blood and secretions, is NOT separately reported.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 09/19/19.