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Question: During a chart audit, we were told that a specific case did not support billing a calcification. The pathology report noted "gritty calcifications" in the gross description and stated that the "specimen will be allowed to decal prior to further processing." The pathologist used the term "calcified plaque" in the final diagnosis section of the report. Does this support [...]