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    can anyone direct me to any articles etc. on billing for bone marrow aspiration and core biopsies, when a dry tap was the result of the marrow aspiration? I would like to find some supporting documentation/guidance on how to bill when an aspiration attempt is made and the result is a dry tap but so far I haven't been able to find anything..

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    refer to mod 52 reduced services, it may be applicable for this service

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    Would you really need a modifier 52 (reduced services)? Just because the needle came up dry doesn't mean the procedure wasn't performed.


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