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I need some clarification if anyone can assist. If the doc does 10022 FNA thyroid on the left and right thyroid lobe, would i use 10022, 10022-59, 76942 or 10022,10022-59, 76942 x2?
 

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Medical Practice Coding Pro Pink Sheets
Year: 2012
Issue: November 09
Title: Getting paid: For ultrasound, follow extensive documentation, medical necessity rules

Subtype: Medical Practice Coding Pro

Report 76942 once per patient encounter, regardless of the number of needle placements you do, according to Chapter 9 of the National Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) Policy Manual.

Official resources:
Novitas Solutions Inc. LCD L30271: http://tinyurl.com/9rktyql
National Government Services Inc. L28178: http://tinyurl.com/8vnkgt6
NGS coding instructions article A48353: http://tinyurl.com/9zhjdpw
CCI Policy Manual: http://tinyurl.com/d4uyjrr
 
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