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Fiducial gold seeds

  1. #1
    Greeley, Colorado
    Question Fiducial gold seeds
    Medical Coding Books
    I am trying to find out what CPT to code for placement of these gold seeds in the lumpectomy site. 19296-19298 refer to catheters. The manufacturer of the fiducials recommends 19499. What are others using?
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

  2. #2
    Johnson City
    Yes unlisted is the way to go for gold fiducial placments. The only code that is set in CPT for fiducial placement is 55860. You might want to indicate on your claim for the unlisted code, to compare it to code 55860 RVU's.
    Melissa Jewett, CPC

  3. #3
    Greeley, Colorado
    Thanks for the feedback!
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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