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Breast reconstruction

Lilygold Posted Wed 16th of February, 2011 20:48:43 PM

When you change tissue expanders to permanent implant plus capsulectomy, do you also code for the breast reconstruction (19380) aside from the code for the placement of tissue expanders and capsulectomy? OR thus the 2 codes already represent the breast reconsruction.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 17th of February, 2011 08:08:20 AM

19371,11970-51
What do you say ?

Lilygold Posted Thu 17th of February, 2011 21:10:26 PM

I agree with you however my surgeon still put 19380 - revision of reconstructed breast aside from those two codes you mentioned above.I think that is overcoding. what do you think?

Thank you

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