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    We had a patient come in to have a pre-op for a breast augmentation. Pt had breast implants taken out 10 years ago and now she wants to put them back in. My billing deparment want me to try to submit to insurance. I am not sure what icd-9 code to use with the V72.83. Help please.

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    Apr 2007
    Albany, New York


    If this is totally cosmetic, this should be "Self-Pay" across the board (including Pre-Op exam)
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    Apr 2007
    Kansas City, MO


    Are you PCP or Surgeon? Why isn't surgeon doing the pre-op (inclusive of surgery package)?
    I agree with magnolia1, should have been payable at time of service.
    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    Kansas City, MO Chapter
    Member Development Officer 2016
    Harrisonville, MO Chapter President - 2013
    ICD-10 Education Coordinator- 2012
    Chapter President - 2011
    President Elect - 2010

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    We are the PCP. I don't know why the surgon didn't do the pre-op? Good question though. I will head upstair and discuss this with the billing dept. Patient should of paid cash at the time of the appt. Thanks ladies.

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