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2018 Change to Bone Marrow Biopsy Coding

Oct 31, 2017 12:05:48 AM

On January 1, 2018, long-utilized HCPCS code G0364, Bone marrow aspiration performed with bone marrow biopsy through the same incision on the same date aof service, will be retired. 

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ZHealth Coding Newsletter - May 2015

May 15, 2015 7:58:00 AM

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.

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