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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

3 Tips Draw the Line Between FNA and PNB Procedures

Watch out, mistakes will cost $78 per procedure. When the oncologist merely documents “biopsy” for procedures when a specimen is obtained using a needle, you may find yourself wondering whether you should report a fine needle aspiration (FNA) or a percutaneous needle biopsy (PNB). Here are tips on how you can steer clear of coding errors between these two procedures. [...]