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Consultation during surgery 88329-88332


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Can these codes be reported by the same provider performing the surgery? I often see surgeons report these as they are stating they did the pathology themselves. I would think a consultation is someone else's opinion and cant be your own.

Also, I have a patient who has known skin cancer via a biopsy from a separate DOS. The provider excised it, did 2 frozen sections and reported pathology consult code and an excision code. Isn't this a MOHS surgery?