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    Good Afternoon,

    One of our physicians is preforming breast biopsies. This is a new area for me and I am unclear as to what constitutes a radiological marker (preoperative). In most cases mammographic localization is utilized. I would appreciate any advise.
    Last edited by kdriscoll; 02-11-2009 at 02:38 PM.

  2. #2
    Albany, New York
    This sounds like a Needle Localization biopsy (19125).

    However, your documentation should state that a wire/ needle was placed prior to the biopsy procedure.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

  3. #3
    I agree with Karen

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