When it comes to fine needle aspiration biopsy, Is it ever possible to assign two primary codes at the same session?


Yes. When two separate lesions are sampled using two different types of modality-specific guidance, each lesion is assigned the modality–specific primary code. Any additional lesions studied using the same type of guidance would be described by the modality–specific add-on code.


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