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    Question 11970??
    Medical Coding Books
    When a tissue expander is deflated and removed then replaced with a permanent prosthesis, can we bill for the expander removal?
    Any feeback would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Removal is included in 11970
    The removal of the expander is already included in CPT 11970.

    Not separately reportable.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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