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  1. #1
    Casper, Wyoming
    Question breast implants
    Medical Coding Books
    Should V43.82 be used for stating the patient has bilateral implants? I would think that is better than V15.89. Any advice?

  2. #2
    North Central Florida
    For status only, without need of care use V43.82 for breast implants. I would not use V15.89 as it is an unspecified code.

    If there was any fitting/adjustment of the breast implant see V52.4.

  3. #3
    Casper, Wyoming
    Awesome, thank you, that's what I thought. A tech at our facility keeps using V15.89 and I need to keep fixing the diagnosis codes before they get sent out and I started to second guess myself. I am new to the office and want to do it right.
    Thanks again.

  4. #4
    North Central Florida
    Glad I could help.


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