60100 vs 10021

boogie9483

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Hi Guys,

I just want to get a clear understanding of when should 60100- "Biopsy thyroid, percutaneous core needle" should be used compared to a normal FNA- 10021/10022- "Fine needle aspiration; with(/out) imaging guidance"? I have an endocrinologist who will be performing Thyroid Biopsies in a clinic setting (OP) with ultrasound guidance. I know that for the guidance portion I should use 76942. It's just understanding the difference between 60100 and 10021/10022.

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CodingKing

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The key word is the needle. the 10021 is done by a fine needle. 60100 is done by a core needle which is much bigger and wider than a fine needle.

I know this link isn't for throid but is a good example of the difference

http://breast-cancer.ca/biopsgauges/
 
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