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I am taking a practice exam and the question is: female has biopsies of both breasts using fine-needle aspiration with imaging guidance. My answer: 19102-50. Correct answer: 10022-50. Can anyone explain why not using BREAST code? :confused:
 

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CPT 10022 is for fine needle aspirations which is what was done in the exam question. 19102 uses a hollow core biopsy needle. Fine needle aspirations are codes 10021-10022. It is confusing but when you see fine needle use codes 10021-10022. :)
 

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Different types of biopsies

Aspirating (taking fluid/cells) vs Core (removing of tissue).

Just one of those "gotcha" questions for not reading the full description of the codes.

Real world coding (NCCI/McKesson) both codes are wrong. Can't use a -50 on either of those codes.
 
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