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    What code is excisional biopsy of AXILLARY MASS. Someone said 21555, one said 1140x, OTHER SAId 32825. 32825 I know is for for lYMPH NODES. Path report comes back as a lipoma. WHICH CODE is best?

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    Was the excision confined to skin and subcutaneous, or was the lipoma taken from deeper soft tissue?

    Karen Maloney, CPC
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    skin and sub not soft tissue so i guess its the 1140x code ?

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    if he went below the sub-q, you will probably need to use the 21555.

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    Yes...if the excision was confined to skin/ subq, I would stay with 1140X

    Karen

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