Results 1 to 2 of 2

Coding Dilemma

  1. Default Coding Dilemma
    Medical Coding Books
    Hello Everyone.
    I have a surgeon who wants to bill for a Right Neck Exploration and I am not aware of a CPT code for this. The patient had a questionable right posterior cervical node which was identified on physical exam and ultrasound (The patient also has a history of breast cancer.)
    A couple of weeks later, the patient was scheduled for an excisional biopsy of lymph node. After the initial dissection, followed by digital & ultrasonic examinations and extensive searching, no lymph node (or any thing else abnormal) could be found. At this point, the surgeon terminates the procedure and closes the incision. The coder billed 38500. What code(s) would you bill? Thanks in advance for your help.

  2. Default
    Was any tissue sent to pathology? 21550 and if no tissue was taken maybe 21550-52.

Similar Threads

  1. Coding Question/dilemma
    By in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-31-2013, 09:07 AM
  2. Coding dilemma
    By ELACROIX in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-31-2011, 09:28 AM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-30-2011, 11:35 AM
  4. Bariatric coding dilemma NEED HELP PLEASE!
    By LRUCPC in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-25-2011, 09:44 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.