AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2021 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Bone cyst aspiration with injection

Patient with right unicameral bone cyst (UBC) of the humerus, presents for fluid aspiration and injection of bone substitute material. A cystogram with contrast confirmed it was a 2 compartment UBC. With the use of biplane fluoroscopy a spinal needle was utilized to aspirate fluid from the inferior and proximal cysts. Seven cc of bone substitute material were injected into the inferior cyst and three cc were injected into the proximal cyst. C-arm images confirmed needle placement during the procedure. What are the correct CPT code(s) for the bone cyst aspiration and the injection of the bone substitute? ...

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