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    Hi out there....I am having a little trouble coding a "punch" biopsy of the breast around the nipple area. Can someone help with this. Thanks
    Samy

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    Hi! To me, this sounds like a 11100 -- hope that helps!

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    If we are talking the surg path code then use 88305, either for breast biopsy not requiring microscopic evaluation of margins or for skin-other than cyst/tag/debridement/plastic repair.

    If you do happen to have a margin evaluation and it's only skin, stick with 88305.

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