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Check These 3 Options for Renal Tumor Ablation

Question: What is the correct way to bill for ablation of renal tumors? Can I bill for each tumor that is documented? Vermont Subscriber Answer: CPT® includes several code options for renal tumor ablation: 50250 – Ablation, open, 1 or more renal mass lesion(s), cryosurgical, including intraoperative ultrasound guidance and monitoring, if performed  50592 – Ablation, 1 or more renal tumor(s), percutaneous, unilateral, radiofrequency  50593 [...]

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