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    The wording on a few of the breast codes are throwing us off a little. What would the best code for needle localization lumpectomy be?

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    If the Operative note documents additional margins are taken after removal of the lump, I use 19301.
    If not, I use 19125.
    If you are also responsible for coding the Needle Placement, use 19290.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    Thank you so much. That's the way we have been doing it. It just helps to get some confirmation and reinforcement sometimes.

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