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Parathyroid Biopsy

  1. #1
    St. Louis, Missouri
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    Is there a code for a parathyroid biopsy? The op note states left inferior parathyroidectomy and biopsy of the left superior parathyroid. Could I bill 60500 x 2 for this?

    Melissa Blow, CPC

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    I would think you would code once b/c in the description it say parathyroid(s).

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    "The physician removes or explores the parathyroids, glands adjacent to the thyroids...The parathyroid glandsare identified and tissue is excised for separately reportable pathological examination. The parathyroid may be removed"

    Per the description of the procedure I will also code the 60500 once.

    I hope this helps!

  4. #4
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Thanks for all of your help. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing anything.

    Melissa Blow, CPC

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