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Mastectomy with sentinel lymph node bx

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    Default Mastectomy with sentinel lymph node bx
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    Just wondering - When coding mastectomy if the doctor
    also performs sentinel lymph node bxs they are included
    in the mastectomy code correct? Thank you for any input
    on this.
    Deb, CPC

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    I think if it's a partial mastectomy 19301, you can bill the SN bx with code
    38525, if the doctor injects the sentinel node with dye for indentification, you can also bill 38752-51. Not sure on the total mastectomy, depends on the code , but 19305-307 all include the lymph nodes, so I dont think you can. Just my thoughts, hope it helps.

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    Thank you it is just as I thought as it was a total mastectomy

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