Reporting Biopsy along with Fine needle aspiration (FNA) (CPT codes 10021, 10022) on the same day

Reporting Biopsy along with Fine needle aspiration (FNA) (CPT codes 10021, 10022) on the same day

Fine needle aspiration (FNA) (CPT codes 10021, 10022 CPT) should not be reported with another biopsy procedure code for the same lesion unless one specimen is inadequate for diagnosis. For example, a FNA specimen is usually examined for adequacy when the specimen is aspirated. If the specimen is adequate for diagnosis, it is not necessary…

Reporting Biopsy along with Excision, Destruction or Removal of skin lesions on the same day

Reporting Biopsy along with Excision, Destruction or Removal of skin lesions on the same day

A biopsy performed at the time of another more extensive procedure (e.g., excision, destruction, removal) is separately reportable under specific circumstances. If the biopsy is performed on a separate lesion, it is separately reportable.  This situation may be reported with anatomic modifiers or modifier 59. If the biopsy is performed on the same lesion on…