Palpation-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration
Documentation and Billing in FNA
Author: Joe D. Jakowski, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 18 August 2013, last major update August 2013
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- To ensure proper documentation for reimbursement for an FNA procedure, the practitioner must document these elements in the medical record:
- Demographics including facility name, patient name, date and time of exam, etc.
- Relevant patient clinical information
- Medical necessity for the examination (including ICD-9 code)
- Who performed the FNA
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