Results 1 to 2 of 2

needle core biopsy

  1. #1
    Default needle core biopsy
    Exam Training Packages
    Our physicians are performing soft tissue needle core biopsies in the office and I am trying to get other opinions on what is the best code for billing for these procedures. When you look in the 20,000 code range for part of body they list biopsy code under excision heading. I take this as an open biopsy. In parenthesis they tell you to go to 20206, but this code states muscle, for needle core biopsies. If the procedure is in the soft tissue, not muscle, what would you use? I'm thinking I need to use 11100 but would like to see if any one has any other ideas.

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Default
    Quote Originally Posted by AWARDEN View Post
    Our physicians are performing soft tissue needle core biopsies in the office and I am trying to get other opinions on what is the best code for billing for these procedures. When you look in the 20,000 code range for part of body they list biopsy code under excision heading. I take this as an open biopsy. In parenthesis they tell you to go to 20206, but this code states muscle, for needle core biopsies. If the procedure is in the soft tissue, not muscle, what would you use? I'm thinking I need to use 11100 but would like to see if any one has any other ideas.

    Thank you


    I use the 11100 my surgeons do these all the time.
    CRC CPC

Similar Threads

  1. Core Needle Biopsy
    By BABS37 in forum Dermatology
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-04-2013, 10:56 AM
  2. Large core needle biopsy help
    By cjavorsky in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-15-2011, 05:51 PM
  3. core needle biopsy
    By Lanie Christman in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-13-2010, 09:57 AM
  4. core needle biopsy neck
    By chaveje in forum ENT/Otolaryngology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-25-2010, 10:09 AM
  5. FNA and Core needle biopsy
    By Shirleybala in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-30-2008, 01:03 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.