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Consider Your Choices for Neck Biopsy

Question: The pathology report revealed a benign lymph node on the left posterior side of the neck. How would I code for an excision of the left posterior neck mass? New Hampshire Subscriber Answer: For any superficial open excision or biopsy you can use code 38500 (Biopsy or excision of lymph node[s]; open, superficial). Code 38500 can be used for [...]

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