AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 8 (August)
Coding Breast Implant Revision Surgeries (August 1996)
August 1996 page 8 Coding Communication Coding Breast Implant Revision Surgeries We receive many questions about correct CPT coding for breast implant revision surgeries. Specifically, many coders are confused about coding the removal and reinsertion of breast implants. Recently, these issues were addressed by members of the CPT Editorial Panel and Advisory Committee. Common Questions I have heard from some coding sources that 19371 and 19340 should be bundled. For some patients, I perform a periprosthetic capsulectomy, remove the patient's old breast implant, and then insert a new breast implant. What CPT codes should I report? CPT code 19371...
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