Sentinel Node Mapping in Mastectomies

Sentinel Node Mapping in Mastectomies

September 21, 2017

Sentinel node mapping was performed and documented in both axillas. Is code +38900 reported once or twice?

Sentinel node mapping may be reported bilaterally with a 50 modifier.  Claim form reporting in a single line format (38900-50) or on two lines (38900, and 38900-50) will be dependent on the payor.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 09/21/17.


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