Breast Biopsy or Lymph Node Biopsy???

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Hello AAPC members!!

I have a question in regards to billing a procedure that I have come across! First of all, I am new to coding and I only have my CPB!

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The patient has a biopsy of the breast (usually coded 19083), but the biopsy is of a lymph node of the breast! There is a separate set of codes for lymph node biopsies (which do not include imaging). An ultrasound was performed to confirm that the specimen in question was a lymph node and not a mass or cyst on the same day as the procedure and ultrasound guidance was performed for the procedure.

Any ideas on how this should be coded for billing purposes?


THANK YOU!
 
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