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Exam CPC topic 6 question 30 discussion

Actual exam question from AAPC's CPC
Question #: 30
Topic #: 6
[All CPC Questions]

A patient with three thyroid nodules is seen for an FNA biopsy. Using ultrasonic guidance, the provider inserts a 25-gauge needle into each nodule. Nodular tissue is aspirated and sent to pathology.
What CPT® coding reported?

  • A. 10005, 10006 x 2, 76942
  • B. 10006 x 3
  • C. 10005, 10006 x 2
  • D. 10021, 10004 x 2, 76942
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Suggested Answer: C 🗳️


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1 month ago
FNA is most commonly performed under ultrasound guidance and uses the code 10005 for the first nodule sampled, and 10006 for any additional nodules C.
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