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Transrectal Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of Prostate

Nicole Posted Thu 03rd of December, 2015 21:07:49 PM

Doc did the following: Transrectal ultrasound probe was inserted per rectum and serial transaxial as well as linear image of the prostate were then obtained. Following this, a 12-quadrant selective biopsy was then performed.

Would this be CPT codes: 55700, 76942, 76872?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 04th of December, 2015 07:03:25 AM

Yes, your coding is correct. During the procedure, physicians can perform prostate biopsies with or without the presence of a radiologist and in both facility and non-facility settings. In addition, doctors almost always perform needle biopsies of the prostate (CPT code 55700) under ultrasonic guidance for needle placement (CPT code 76942), and frequently do them in addition to transrectal echography (CPT code 76872).

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