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Removal of tissue

Caralee Posted Sun 09th of March, 2014 08:11:01 AM

Surgeon performs Posterior Lumabr Interbody fusion at L4-L5 on a patient. During the lamionectomy for decomprssion of dura at L4 and L5, dr. found geletinous tissue in paraspinal muscle which was removaed in multiple fragments and sent for pathology.

Please help with cpt code for removal of tissue of muscle for biopsy. Thank you

SuperCoder Answered Mon 10th of March, 2014 16:55:26 PM


I have asked the opinion of my CE over this to be sure before answering. Will let you know soon.


SuperCoder Answered Mon 17th of March, 2014 14:45:12 PM

According to our CE, this would seem to fit 20205 deep muscle biopsy.

Caralee Posted Mon 17th of March, 2014 17:51:18 PM

Thank you.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 18th of March, 2014 17:44:39 PM

You are welcome!

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