Ask an Expert  The hotline to leaders in specialty coding advice.

About this Question

  • Posted by 5567, 1 year ago. There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from .
No tags yet.
  1. What is the code for excision of redundant breast tissue through an axillary incision? Right axilla 4cm incision was made on the hairline. Skin and subQ tissue dissected. Flaps raised superiorly & excessive fatty glandular breast tissue was excised. Deep axillary tissues reapproximated using 2- Vicryl. Skin closed using running subcuticular 3-0 Monocryl.


  2. As per given documentation, the procedure looks like reduction mammaplasty (CPT code - 19318).
    Here we would like to share that the actual code may change depending upon the detail documentation and/or medical necessity (ICD-code). For an example; if tissue is removed for neoplasm or tumor then it may qualify 19300-19307, 19112-19125 etc.
    Need detail documentation (operative notes) to assist you further.

RSS feed for this Question

To Post Your Question
Subscribe to SuperCoder Ask An Expert
Already a
SuperCoder Member