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Submit This Code for Axillary Sentinel Node Biopsy

Question: The surgeon performed an axilliary sentinel node biopsy in conjunction with a partial mastectomy. Which anesthesia code(s) should we submit? North Carolina Subscriber Answer: In this situation, your choice is easy because both surgical codes 38500 (Biopsy or excision of lymph node(s); open, superficial) and 38525 (Biopsy or excision of lymph node(s); open, deep axillary node(s)) cross to anesthesia code 01610 [...]


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