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    Default Help -Coding for Breast Bx with Preop needle loc

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    Hey, just getting confused with my coding: wondering if someone could help code the following: Lt.Breast bx with preop needle loc. Thought that it was 19125, but then I saw the coder for 19290 so not sure. Thanks for your help.

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    you can code 19290 in addition to 19125 for the pre-operative placement of needle localization wire in the breast.


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    Apr 2007
    Dayton Ohio


    Did your Dr. place the guidewire (needle loc)? If not and Radiology placed it then you only code 19125.
    Colleen CPC,CPC-H,CMC,MA

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