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Earn For Ultrasound for Breast Localization Device

Question: How can we code for placement of localization device placed after breast cyst aspiration done with US guidance?? New Mexico Subscriber Answer: Because your provider has performed the placement of localization device under ultrasound guidance, you may use the code 19285 (Placement of breast localization device[s] [e.g., clip, metallic pellet, wire/needle, radioactive seeds], percutaneous; first lesion, including ultrasound guidance).   If, [...]