AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 8 (August)

Integumentary, 15200, 19350 (Q&A) (August 1996)

August 1996 page 11 Coding Consultation Integumentary, 15200, 19350 (Q&A) Question When a reduction mammaplasty is performed should I code the removal and grafting of the nipple/areolar complex separately? AMA Comment Because grafting or reconstruction of the nipple/areolar complex is not routinely part of a reduction mammaplasty, this service is coded in addition to the mammaplasty. To report this service, use either code 19350 or 15200 with the -51 modifier, depending on the procedure performed. Integumentary, 15200, 19350 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1996; August 1996 page 11 ...

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