This column responds to some frequently asked Current Procedural Terminology coding questions posed to the ACS Coding Hotline.
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Putting the needle before the knife: Minimally invasive approaches to diagnostic lymph node biopsy in melanoma
Minimally invasive approaches to diagnostic lymph node biopsy in melanoma are recommended as a first step in value-based care for the patient.
The accomplishments of the five women in the inaugural class of the ACS are described.
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