Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of May 3, 2021

Radiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

When it comes to fine needle aspiration biopsy, Is it ever possible to assign two primary codes at the same session?

Answer:

Yes. When two separate lesions are sampled using two different types of modality-specific guidance, each lesion is assigned the modality–specific primary code. Any additional lesions studied using the same type of guidance would be described by the modality–specific add-on code.