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Thyroid biopsy complex mass

Date: Feb 14, 2023


When the doctor documents the patient has a complex thyroid mass with cystic and solid portions; then he does an US guided aspiration of the cystic portion and core biopsy of the solid portion.

Do we bill the solid core biopsy only as this is one mass (one surgical field)? Or can both aspiration and core be billed? My radiologist is insisting we bill both. Need clarification please.

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