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Thread: CPT code for CT guided core biopsy

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    If you're using CT guidance you're probably not exposing the area. Otherwise, why the need for guidance? 27040 and 27041 have a note saying to use 20206 for needle bx of soft tissue. I'm not familiar with a Temno biopsy device but if it's a needle or other type of percutaneous device you should use 20206 and you can also use 10022 for the aspiration. 10160 wouldn't be appropriate because this "aspiration" is for biopsy, not drainage according to the subject title.


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    Albany, New York


    Based on the documentation, I tend to agree with "mahesh".
    There are several codes to choose from in this case and I do not think the documentation is specific enough to determine which one(s) is the best.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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