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Needle localization breast procedures

This is an informal survey for all you sharp business types out there.
What is the proper CPT code for breast needle localization procedures?
88305 or 88307?  Specifically I’m talking about biopsies for mammographic
calcifications as opposed to a mass lesion.

J. Pemberton, M.D.

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  1. admin says:

    In article <01bc3308$e64d1ea0$984bd3c6@jpembert>, "Jay Pemberton"

    <jpemb…@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
    > This is an informal survey for all you sharp business types out there.
    > What is the proper CPT code for breast needle localization procedures?
    > 88305 or 88307?

    88305, plus the code for "intraoperative consult without frozen section"
    (I forget the number).

    Ed

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