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  1. #1
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    Default Help with 19125 and layered closure

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    I am looking for some expertise on this. I have a surgeon who is performing a 19125 and is doing a layered closure and believes we should be able to bill 12032 in addition to 19125.

    Any and all thoughts would be greatly approciated!!


  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Kansas City, MO


    19125 is a breast code, and you are expected to be in breast tissue, below dermal layers. Layered closure is expected.

    If you have a Coders Desk Reference, you will see that the desscription of the code includes "layered closure".

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    Apr 2007


    Thank you for your response. That is what I believed as well and was looking for confirmation.

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