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Parathyroid Biopsy

mmelcam

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Is there a code for a parathyroid biopsy? The op note states left inferior parathyroidectomy and biopsy of the left superior parathyroid. Could I bill 60500 x 2 for this?
 

elenax

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"The physician removes or explores the parathyroids, glands adjacent to the thyroids...The parathyroid glands are identified and tissue is excised for separately reportable pathological examination. The parathyroid may be removed"

Per the description of the procedure I will also code the 60500 once.

I hope this helps!
 
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