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    Default excision of breast mass

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    Hi Fellows,

    Male patient that had an excision of right breast mass. MD performed a partial mastectomy of the right breast. MD office coded it as 19301-RT using a dx code of breast mass 611.72. I waited for the patholgy result and the report stated that patient had a gynecomastia, benign. Should this be coded as 19300-RT with a dx code of 611.1 (hyperthrophy/gynecomastia)? I always wait for the pathology report whenever I am not sure of the final diagnosis.

    Thanks for your feedback. Appreciate it.

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    Yes, the code 19300 RTsounds like the correct code, because you have a definitive dx.

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    Thanks for your feedback. Appreciate it a lot.

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