AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 7 (July)

Bone Marrow Biopsy, Bone Marrow Aspiration, and Bone Biopsy (July 1998)

July 1998 pages 4-7 Coding Communication Bone Marrow Biopsy, Bone Marrow Aspiration, and Bone Biopsy We have received numerous requests to explain the differences between the bone marrow biopsy code, bone marrow aspiration codes, and bone biopsy codes. An explanation of the techniques used in all three sets of codes as well as examples of when each technique is used may help to differentiate these procedures. A glossary of terms related to this article is also included. Bone Marrow Biopsy (Code 85102) Indication The pathologic examination of the bone marrow obtained by biopsy is a widely used method to...

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