What codes should be reported if a bone biopsy is performed for evaluation of bone matrix structure?


The following are the appropriate codes to report, according to the National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual for Medicare Services:

20220 Biopsy, bone, trocar, or needle; superficial (e.g., ilium, sternum, spinous process, ribs)
88307 Level V—surgical pathology, gross and microscopic examination

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