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Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

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Focus Liver and Lymph Node Coding

Question: We have a case that the pathology report identifies as a “right hepatic wedge resection” specimen and a “four periportal lymph nodes” specimen. What is the correct procedure code(s), and should we bundle the lymph nodes? Kentucky Subscriber Answer: You should separately report the liver wedge resection as 88307 (Level V - Surgical pathology, gross and microscopic examination … Liver, biopsy [...]