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    Does anyone have any suggestions or guidance for coding a biopsy of the seminal vesicle? Unlisted procedure is all that I can come up with.

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    Check out http://www.codinginstitute.com/sample/ucav11n3.pdf

    Their answer is below dated May 2010, pg 40

    How should I report a seminal vesicle biopsy?
    Oregon Subscriber

    "You should use code 20206 (Biopsy, muscle, percutaneous
    needle). If your urologist used ultrasonic guidance, you should
    also report 76942 (Ultrasonic guidance for needle placement …).
    Your diagnosis code will likely be one of the following:
    239.5 — Neoplasms of unspecified nature; other genitourinary
    198.82 — Secondary malignant neoplasm of other
    specified sites; genital organs
    222.8 — Other specified sites of male genital organs;
    seminal vesicle"

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