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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

Reference: http://www.radadvocate.com

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