Removal of ruptured implants

susanruss

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We are having trouble getting paid for ruptured implant removal. How are other offices coding for these? It seems that they are wanting to pay only the removal of material 19330, no other codes such as capsulectomies or implant removal. We are doing most of the surgeries in our surgery center. Thanks
 

dkissel

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While I don't think there is a NCCI edit, most payers see the implant removal as inclusive to the capsulectomy or capsulotomy now. If there is a capsule, we just bill for that.
 
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