AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 6 (June)

Surgery: General, Endocrine System (June 2007)

June 2007 page 10 Coding Communication:Surgery: General, Endocrine System Question What is the correct code to report for a fine needle aspiration of the thyroid with imaging guidance? AMA Comment A fine needle aspiration of the thyroid gland using imaging guidance is reported appropriately with code 10022, Fine needle aspiration; with imaging guidance. The parenthetical note that appears after code 10022 instructs users to see codes 76942, 77002, 77012, and 77021 for radiological supervision and interpretation. When a percutaneous needle biopsy other than fine needle aspiration of the thyroid gland is performed, code 60100, Biopsy thyroid, percutaneous core needle...

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