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RF Ablation of Bone Tumor/Biopsy

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    Question RF Ablation of Bone Tumor/Biopsy
    Medical Coding Books
    Good afternoon,
    Does anyone know if you can bill a bone biopsy prior to the RF ablation of the tumor at the same site, same setting. For example, I have an RF ablation of a humeral head tumor and prior to the ablation, they did a CT guided needle biopsy of the tumor. I know the ablation code is 20982 (includes guidance), but should I also bill the 20225 (it doesn't bundle per CCI), and if so, would I bill the guidance with the biopsy portion?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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    Austin, TX
    There are no edits with this two codes, but I would use 20220 for the humeral bone biopsy

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