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CMS Final Rule Bundles Breast Biopsy Codes, Cuts Payment

In CMS' Final Payment Rule, mandated cuts to breast biopsy codes and various imaging studies will occur, according to a report from Diagnostic Imaging.

New codes will bundle breast biopsy and image guidance for the stereotactic, ultrasound or MRI studies, according to the report. Additional bundling of marker placement with image guidance will bring a 17 percent increase in payment next year.

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