biopsy coding question

ambergary

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i have a question regarding how to code an axillary lymph node biopsy.
it was done in an outpatient setting.

the dr went into the mass with ultrasound guidance using a 18 gauge needle percutaneously. he then withdrew 3 core biopsies. there was no incision or closure and it wasn't an aspiration.


any guidance would help...i have some ideas but im not 100% i was thinking 38505?
 

JBell

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Biopsy question

38505 for the biopsy and 76942 for the ultrasound guidance of needle placement.

Jbell, CPC
 
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