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    Default Diagnostic Mammogram following elective breast augmentation

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    I am looking for any advice on the ICD 9 coding for a patient who is having a diagnostic mammogram after elective breast augmentation. The patient has no reason for the diagnostic mamm other than the presence of the implants. From the research I have done, there is no inherit higher risk to the implants warranting the diagnostic mamm, just more views to be obtained, so am I don't feel V76.11 is appropriate or V43.82.
    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by PeaPod1; 10-19-2010 at 10:17 AM.

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    I would still just code this as a screening mammogram, V76.12. Having implants after augmentation surgery in itself does not make the patient high-risk.

    Claudia Kernaghan, CPC

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    I think we are also following the same for screening mammogram, V76.12.

    Nalini CPC

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    You would code the screening code, breast implants is not a reason for a diagnostic mammogram.

    Kelly Bazarte RT (R)(M)(CT)

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    Diagnostic mammo findings:

    Stable bilateral saline breast implants are present.

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