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Sep 4th, 2015 - fssmedicalassistant

lymph node dissection

I am trying to code a surgery for left groin completion lymph node dissection. The diagnosis is melanoma left thigh. We have already done a wide excision with sentinel lymph node biopsy. One node was positive so this is the follow-up surgery to do a complete dissection. I believe the CPT® code to use is 38500 but not sure if I am missing anything. No imaging was used for this surgery. Also I'm sure I need to use a modifier, because this was done within the global period of the first surgery.

Sep 4th, 2015 - petunia 195 

re: lymph node dissection

That is the code I have used in the past for that without issue.

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