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Lymphoscintigraphy Injection

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    I would appreciate some guidance on how to code the following:

    "As specifically requested by referring physician, the radiologist used sterile technique to inject a total of 1.0 mCi of technetium 99m sulfur colloid into the left breast using four equal injections at the 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock, and 9 o'clock periareolar locations. No imaging performed and no complications observed."

    Unfortunately, I don't have access to the op note to know what was done after this point.

    Thank you for your input!
    Tracy

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    38792-injection procedure for identification of sentinel node
    is the appropriate code for the documentation u have given
    78195-if images is documented

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    Thank you for your help!
    Tracy

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    Would that be times 4? for each injection?

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    we should bill only once

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