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Attempted lung biopsy

Paula k Posted Fri 02nd of March, 2012 02:50:59 AM

Imaging of the nodules in the left lung were performed with patient in the decubitus position and also in the oblique position; however, the target nodule could not be accessed because of position of the ribs. No biopsy was performed.
Charges already entered: 32405-53 AND 77012-53. What are your thoughts on this?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 02nd of March, 2012 07:50:22 AM

If physician attempted the biopsy procedure (inserted the biopsy needle), then CPT codes 32405-53 & 77012-53 are good to go.

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