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    What is the anesthesia code for a mastectomy?

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    What type of mastectomy? Partial, radical, modified radical etc?

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    It was a Skin-sparing right mastectomy.

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    mastectomy is ICD-9 173.5, reconstrition V51.0, Anesthesia, is 763.5, 198.81 second maligant neo breast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathymatteson52@hotmail.com View Post
    mastectomy is ICD-9 173.5, reconstrition V51.0, Anesthesia, is 763.5, 198.81 second maligant neo breast.
    763.5 is a code for a mother during labor and delivery
    V51.0 Is for reconstruction after mastectomy
    173.5 is for malignancy of the skin
    198.81 is for metastatic neoplasm to the breast

    None of the above dx codes are going to pare with a mastectomy procedure except for possibly the 198.81
    We still need to know the type of mastectomy to be able to give a response radical, partial etc.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Hi,
    Skin-sparing right mastectomy anesthesia code is 00400, 00402-Reconstructive breast procedures, so you can take 00400.

    Regards,
    Nalini CPC

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