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    Does a partial mastectomy have to be dx as cancerous ?

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    Here are the common crosscoding

    174.0 Malignant neoplasm of nipple and areola of female breast
    174.1 Malignant neoplasm of central portion of female breast
    174.2 Malignant neoplasm of upper-inner quadrant of female breast
    174.3 Malignant neoplasm of lower-inner quadrant of female breast
    174.4 Malignant neoplasm of upper-outer quadrant of female breast
    174.5 Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of female breast
    174.6 Malignant neoplasm of axillary tail of female breast
    174.8 Malignant neoplasm of other specified sites of female breast
    175.0 Malignant neoplasm of nipple and areola of male breast
    175.9 Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified sites of male breast
    196.3 Secondary and unspecified malignant neoplasm of lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb
    198.81 Secondary malignant neoplasm of breast
    238.3 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of breast
    239.3 Neoplasm of unspecified nature of breast
    V10.3 Personal history of malignant neoplasm of breast
    V16.3 Family history of malignant neoplasm of breast
    V45.71 Acquired absence of breast and nipple

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    Columbia, MO
    Quote Originally Posted by trent123 View Post
    Does a partial mastectomy have to be dx as cancerous ?
    What is your dx? and does it support the surgery. That is the important question.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    No, it doesn't have to be dx as cancerous. Just as long as the dx supports the procedure, such as a large fibroid or suspicious growth, not yet determined to be cancerous. I spoke with my plastic surgeon to get confirmation of this.

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    It all comes down to nature, concern and history of in which determines medical necessities.


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    now i understand, the light finally came on

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