Nerve Biopsy During Radical Resection of A Tumor

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September 20, 2012

Question:

Our orthopaedic musculoskeletal tumor surgeon did a nerve biopsy for a suspicious lesion during a tumor resection procedure. Is there a CPT code for this biopsy? There was no additional surgery performed on the nerve as the frozen sections returned as negative.

Answer:

There is a CPT code for a nerve biopsy. CPT code 64795, Biopsy of nerve is the correct CPT code assuming the documentation in the operative note supports the procedure.