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    Hi All,

    How do u code placement of fiducial markers?
    Thank in advance
    Sreenivas sajja

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    Hey... I think Fiducial markers are gold seeds or stainless steel screws that are implanted in and/or around a soft tissue tumor, or within the bony spine, to act as a radiologic landmark, to define the target lesion's position with millimeter precision. They are typically placed using a CT or other image-guided percutaneous method.

    So, V53.7 can be use. Or depends upon the other details provided in procedure.

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    For prostate placement code 55876; breast placement code 19499. Use 185 or the appropriate breast cancer dx code.
    Last edited by Lisa Bledsoe; 03-22-2010 at 08:02 AM.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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