breast coding help 19125 vs 19301

MEZIESKY

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Could someone please let me know where to find the latest on breast coding. We have a lot of confusion with "lumpectomy" . I would like some resources to show the Doctors the verbiage difference between 19125 and 19301. And 19125 vs 19101.. They like to use 19301 for all. Sometimes they specify margins taken and sometimes they do not. That is key verbiage to me.
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nickelclaw

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19125 is for excision of breast lesion that has a preop placement radiological marker. So in this case they will only remove said lesion and the marker helps them find it; marker is removed with the lesion.

19301 is for removal of tumor or lumpectomy but they will also take extra (surrounding margins)
 
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