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    Red face Help with Capsulectomy code

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    My doc did a 19371, but she took the implant out do to necrotic tissue that she had to debride. Can I charge for the debridement with this code or just the capsulectomy code that states the implant is removed after excising the scar?

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    If this applies per history, code it as follwing, no CCI edits



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    thanks so much, will try that!

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