AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2013 Issue 4; Ask the Editor

CT Guided Fiducial Marker Placement

A 79-year-old woman with biopsy-proven malignancies in the apex of both the right and left lung, presents for computer assisted surgery with fiducial marker placement, targeting the right apical lung mass. This was done in preparation for Cyberknife® image guided stereotactic robotic radiosurgery, scheduled for a later date. What is the correct ICD-9-CM procedure code assignment for CT guided fiducial marker placement for a lung malignancy?    ...

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