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Modifier - as the name implies a modifier will modify a service / procedure or an item under certain circumstances for appropriate reimbur...

CPT Changes to ABLATION THERAPY


The existing code for radiofrequency bone ablation has been updated to include adjacent soft tissue and radiologic guidance.  In addition, a new code has been added for cryoablation of bone tumors. A Category III* code has also been created for cryoablation of pulmonary tumors.


20982  Ablation therapy for reduction or eradication of 1 or more bone tumors (eg, metastasis), radiofrequency including adjacent soft tissue when involved by tumor extension, percutaneous, including imaging guidance when performed; radiofrequency


20983  Ablation therapy for reduction or eradication of 1 or more bone tumors (eg, metastasis) including adjacent soft tissue when involved by tumor extension, percutaneous, including imaging guidance when performed; cryoablation


0340T Ablation, pulmonary tumor(s), including pleura or chest wall when involved by tumor extension, percutaneous, cryoablation, unilateral, includes imaging guidance


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