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G8880

Documentation of reason(s) sentinel lymph node biopsy not performed (e.g., reasons could include but not limited to; non-invasive cancer, incidental discovery of breast cancer on prophylactic mastectomy, incidental discovery of breast cancer on reduction mammoplasty, pre-operative biopsy proven lymph node (ln) metastases, inflammatory carcinoma, stage 3 locally advanced cancer, recurrent invasive breast cancer, clinically node positive after neoadjuvant systemic therapy, patient refusal after informed consent)

  • 2017 Status Change: Change in long description of procedure or modifier code
  • Effective Date: 2012-01-01
  • Medicare Coverage Status: Carrier Judgement
  • BETOS Classification: Specialist - psychiatry

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G8879       G8881