Excision of Breast Mass With Localization Wires


May 15, 2014


Our surgeon placed localization wires and then excised the breast mass. We are not sure how to report the services with the new codes. Can you advise?


The placement of the localization wires will be found in the new codes, 19281-19288 depending on the type of image guidance. The excision of the lesion will be reported with 19125 based on the information provided.