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    Default Radiofrequency ablation

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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.
    Prabha CPC

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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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    thanks
    Prabha CPC

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