AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Complication of augmentation

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Coeur d'Alene

    Question Complication of augmentation CPT help

    AAPC: Back to School

    Our group was on call for the ER and we got a case I am not sure of the CPT codes to use. Being we are general surgery not sure on the codes for this to capture everything. She had breast augmentation done 2 weeks ago and developed her 2nd postoperative hematoma.

    The doctor removed the breast implant and evacuated out the 1.5 liters of fluid, sutured the bleeding vessels, and replaced the implant back after cleaning it up.

    I would appreciate some help with this one.

    Last edited by BBBuell; 09-15-2009 at 06:20 PM. Reason: Clarification

  2. #2


    19328-78, 19340-78.

    Also just some info. for future cases, if implant was leaking or defective you would use 19330 instead of 19328.
    Last edited by Bella Cullen; 09-24-2009 at 07:15 AM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Coeur d'Alene


    Thank you for your help greatly appreciated.

Similar Threads

  1. mastopexy augmentation vs mammaplasty, augmentation
    By 1ASC-CODER in forum Auditing General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-11-2013, 05:10 PM
  2. Augmentation of arthrodesis
    By sandy321 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-29-2013, 11:51 AM
  3. augmentation with Restylene after implant
    By PattyGreen in forum Ophthalmology/Optometry
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-08-2011, 07:40 PM
  4. Lip Augmentation and Buttock Augmentation CPT codes
    By Jarant in forum Plastic Surgery
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-20-2011, 07:33 AM
  5. Bilateral Breast Augmentation
    By gingerhughes in forum Plastic Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-14-2010, 04:04 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.