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

CPT Code Description Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC)
20982 Ablation, bone tumor(s) (eg, osteoid osteoma, metastasis) radiofrequency, percutaneous, including computed tomographic (CT) guidance APC 0051

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