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    Need help coding operative report:

    Excision of Right Submandibular Angle Mass

    Pathology report;

    Soft tissue mass, submandibular angle
    Lymph node, right neck x 2

    This is what I came up with:

    Any help would be appreciated

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    Apr 2007
    High Point, NC


    You should only bill 38510 once as the descriptor states "node(s)" which means one or more. Also 11446 is for the excision of benign skin lesions, not soft tissue masses. So you should only code 38510.
    Cindy Gallimore, CPC, CENTC

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    Thanks for your help, I appreciate it!

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