AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 11 (November)

Using Stereotactic Template Guided Saturation Biopsy for the Prostate (Code 55706) (November 2010)

November 2010 page 5 Using Stereotactic Template Guided Saturation Biopsy for the Prostate (Code 55706) CPT code 55706, Biopsies, prostate, needle, transperineal, stereotactic template guided saturation sampling, including imaging guidance, is now a Category I code that was transitioned from Category III code 0137T, Biopsy, prostate, needle, saturation sampling for prostate mapping. Code 55706 should be used only when a transperineal, template guided saturation biopsy is performed under anesthesia. There are many differences between the standard sextant biopsy (code 55700, Biopsy, prostate; needle or punch, single or multiple, any approach) and the saturation biopsy. The standard sextant biopsy is...

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