Coding for Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation Therapy Procedures
In 2004, the American Medical Association (AMA) assigned Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code, 20982, to radiofrequency (RF) ablation of bone tumors. This code, as well as other AMA CPT codes, is applicable to government and private payer health insurance systems.
CPT code and corresponding APC codes for RF ablation therapy
||Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC)
||Ablation, bone tumor(s) (eg, osteoid osteoma, metastasis) radiofrequency, percutaneous, including computed tomographic (CT) guidance
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