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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

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Investigate Incisions for Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy

Question: Our physician does a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. Is it correct to report 38221? Can we also report code 38220? Ohio Subscriber Answer: You are trying to report a sequential bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. To decide the right code, you need clarity and documentation on the number of incisions and the specific sites involved.   You have [...]