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    Question Needle Localization

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    How would you code for CTS needle localization lung? There is a code for Breast but we are doing the lung. Thanks

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    Apr 2007
    Des Moines


    Are you wanting to know what to code for the lung location plus the guidance? If they are doing a needle biopsy, then use 32405 with 77012.

    Brooke Bierman, CPC, CPB
    Coding & Billing Manager
    2014 President AAPC Des Moines Chapter

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    we are inserting a J-wire localization under CT. we didn't do a biopsy. this was done for preoperative to wedge resection.

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