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Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

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Resolve 'Soft Tissue' vs. 'Lipoma' Discrepancy

Question: Our pathologist examined a specimen that the surgeon identified as "soft tissue mass, right thigh." The final diagnosis in the pathology report was "lipoma." We’re having a disagreement in the office whether this specimen earns 88304 or 88307 — could you make the call? Kentucky Subscriber Answer: The correct procedure code for your pathologist’s specimen evaluation in this case [...]

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