May 2015 Q & A
Question: Coding Both Bone Marrow Aspiration and Bone Marrow Core Biopsy
According to the AMA’s CPT Assistant March 2015, when both bone marrow aspiration and bone marrow biopsy of the same site are performed, we can code both 38221 and 38220. Since there is a NCCI edit between the two codes, can we use modifier -59 to override this edit? Please clarify. Thanks.