AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 6 (June)

Learning Through Examples Part Two: More Biopsy Vignettes (June 1997)

June 1997 page 5 Clinical Vignettes Learning Through Examples Part Two: More Biopsy Vignettes Our subscribers will remember that in March 1997 we began unraveling the "mystery" of the biopsy codes by running part one of our biopsy vignettes. We now present to you part two of learning through examples. We hope these examples prove to be as helpful as the first set. Vignette for Code 38500 38500Biopsy or excision of lymph node(s); superficial (separate procedure) An 18-year-old female presents with a one month history of a right groin mass. She was treated at age 14 for Stage IIA...

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