SUPERB Tips for breast cyst aspiration CPT code Procedures


Breast procedure coding in Interventional radiology medical coding is very frequent. In US, Breast cancer awareness is more. To be more protective women in US have regular screening exam called screening mammogram. A patient having some suspected diagnosis like mass or lump present in breast goes for diagnostic mammogram. Diagnostic mammogram will help in detecting benign or malignant cells in mass or lump of the breast. Hence, breast exam helps in finding cancerous and non-cancerous cells. Breast cyst aspiration also helps in finding such cells. Hence, CPT code for breast cyst aspiration is used frequently to find any abnormal finding in the breast. These tips are really important for Certification exams like CPC, you can go through sample CPC questions here which will surely help in clearing CPC exam.


CPT code for Breast Cyst Aspiration

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How to reach to CPT code for breast cyst aspiration

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The procedure for breast cyst aspiration is done to remove or aspirate fluid from breast cyst. The fluid is sent for further tests to finding any abnormality in the fluid. The physician takes helps of guidance during this procedure. The guidance helps in guiding the needle for proper placement in the breast cyst. The CPT code for breast cyst aspiration is 19000. This code is coded primary for breast cyst aspiration. The Guidance is used for proper placement of needle. The Guidance can be ultrasound (76942), CT (77012) and Fluoroscopy (77002). Hence, when the breast cyst aspiration exam is performed we have to code two codes. When we have more than one breast cyst aspiration, we have add-on code for each breast cyst aspiration. For each additional breast cyst aspiration, we have to code 19001. If we have to code, again for additional cyst we can code 19001 again with 59 modifier. The modifier will help in differentiating each cyst cpt code from one another. Therefore, if we have three-breast cyst aspiration we can code 19000, 19001, and 19001-59. Do not use a 76 modifier considering the cpt are same, we use 59 modifier mostly in interventional radiology procedures. 

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Cpt Code for Fine Needle aspiration of Breast cyst

Fine needle aspiration is done with the help of very fine needle. The needle diameter is very small with 25 to 27 gauge. Hence, when the procedure is performed with fine needle on breast cyst, we have to code Fine needle aspiration code. This procedure can be done with the help of guidance or without guidance. The cpt code used for Fine needle aspiration is same for all the anatomic procedure. We have only two CPT codes used for Fine needle aspiration 10021 and 10022.

 10021 CPT code is used for fine needle aspiration without guidance
 10022 CPT code used for fine needle aspiration with guidance

Now, you can easily differentiate between fine needle aspiration and breast cyst aspiration. Hope now you can easily code CPT code for breast cyst aspiration procedures. If you like, the article do share it.

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