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    Default Cpt Code For Mammosite Spacer Placement

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    Help! Can anyone tell me if there is a CPT code other than unlisted for the placement of Mammosite spacer in the breast?


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    Default Mammosite

    Look Code 19296

    Adrinan Toro Cpc
    New Haven Surgical

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    St. Louis, Missouri


    If you are talking about the spacer that is placed during the mastectomy procedure, I was told by our mammosite rep that the spacer is not billable. You just bill for the main procedure (mastectomy). You bill the 19296 when the patient comes back and has the actual mammosite afterloading balloon catheter placed. Hope this helps.

    Melissa Blow, CPC

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    My info is same as Melissa's
    Connie Martin,CPC-GENSG

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    Default Mammosite 19296

    Is There A Code For Removing The Balloon Catheter Or Is This Part Of The Procedure 19296?

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