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Mastectomy coding

  1. Question Mastectomy coding
    Medical Coding Books
    2 questions.

    Male patient having a mastectomy for cancer. Would that be coded as a simple mastectomy.

    If surgeon performs a nipple sparing mastectomy, is that always coded as a subcutaneous or could it be coded as a simple mastectomy. My surgeon is telling me it is the same as a simple mastectomy with more work involved.



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    Boise, Idaho
    hard to tell without a the op note

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