Radiofrequency ablation

prabha

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Can we code the below procedure with 32998 & 77013?



CT guided radiofrequency tissue ablation:
A large mass was demonstrated in the right lower
lobe. Using CT guidance, an 18 gauge needle was placed into the mass. A
small amount of serous fluid was aspirated.
Using CT guidance, a 5 cm radiofrequency probe was placed into the
lesion. Radiofrequency ablation was performed. Adequate impedance was
not achieved. However, post-procedure, there is slight swelling of the
lesion suggestive of most likely a small amount of hemorrhage within it.
A minimal amount of air is seen within the lesion suggestive of necrosis.
IMPRESSION: Radiofrequency ablation at 2 sites of a large mass in the
left lung.
 

Om

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Hi,
Your codes are correct. Both ablation sites are in left lung only, so 32998 only once and for CT guidance 77013.

Om :)
 
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