In 2019, CPT changes the definition of code 10021 and deletes 10022.
Read on for a review of these changes, as well as examples and additional resources from CodingIntel.
Fine needle aspiration biopsy
- Material aspirated with a fine needle and the cells are examined cytologically
- Core needle biopsy is performed with a larger bore needle to obtain a core sample
- Code 10021 for FNA without imaging guidance, first lesion
- New CPT codes include imaging guidance
- Add-on codes for additional lesions, also defined by type of imaging guidance
RVUs are for 2019
|Code||Description||wRVU||Total non-facility RVUs||Global days|
|10021||Fine needle aspiration biopsy, without imaging guidance; first lesion||1.03||2.78||XXX|
|#+10004||each additional lesion||0.8||1.49||ZZZ|
|#10005||Fine needle aspiration biopsy, including ultrasound guidance; first lesion||1.46||3.59||XXX|
|#+10006||each additional lesion||1||1.71||ZZZ|
|#10007||Fine needle aspiration biopsy, including fluoroscopic guidance; first lesion||1.81||8.09||XXX|
|#+10008||each additional lesion||1.18||4.56||ZZZ|
|#10009||Fine needle aspiration biopsy, including CT guidance; first lesion||2.26||13.24||XXX|
|#+10010||each additional lesion||1.65||7.98||ZZZ|
|#10011||Fine needle aspiration biopsy, including MR guidance; first lesion||Carrier priced||Carrier priced||XXX|
|#+10012||each additional lesion||Carrier priced||Carrier priced||ZZZ|
XXX= The global concept does not apply to this code
ZZZ= The code is related to another service and is always included in the global period for the other service.
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