Nerve Biopsy During Radical Resection of A Tumor


September 20, 2012


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.


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.