Question mastectomy

pbdrd1

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when pt has cancer on left breast and chooses to have double mastectomy how do we code the mastectomy of the healthy breast as I am having trouble getting that one paid.
 

cgaston

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It looks like there is a Z code for prophylactic removal of breast: Z40.01

I imagine that the insurance company will have guidelines regarding billing for something like this, so I would start there.
 
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