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Thermal Ablation

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    I have recently been employed by an Orthopedic physician who insists on dictation he preformed thermal ablation on say a lesion. I have exhausted my resources trying to find a CPT code for it. I asked him what it was and he stated it was a microwave procedure for distruction. Can anyone help me? They have been using 29999. Thanks!

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    What location of the body was the lesion?
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

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    Was this performed on a bone tumor? I think 20982 would be the code in that case.

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    wouldn't ablation be listed under destruction and then by location?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joannehav View Post
    wouldn't ablation be listed under destruction and then by location?
    Yes, it would. That's why I was asking for the location!
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

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    Example - Thermal Ablation of Left medial femoral condyle. I hope this helps

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    I think 20982 is what you need.
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

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    Thanks, this helps us rookies, I watch, listen and ask.....least till I get work...thanks again. Now am I correct that it would require an LT modifer?

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