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    I was looking for some advice on the removal of a tissue expander and then the placement of a breast implant. I think the correct code is 19342,
    but I saw someone on this site suggested 11970. I cross coded 11970 and can't come up with any diagnosis that support this code choice. I was wondering does anyone have documentation stating that 11970 would be the correct code choice ?
    Thanks in advance for any responses,

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    11970 is definitely the correct code for that.
    use V45.71 for dx.
    I'm assuming this pt had a partial mastectomy done.

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