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    When nipple tattooing is done within the global period of breast recontruction, is it part of the global service? Or is considered a seperate procedure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcormier View Post
    When nipple tattooing is done within the global period of breast recontruction, is it part of the global service? Or is considered a seperate procedure?
    Sounds painful!
    If it's just being tattooed, use 11920-11922, with modifier 58 attached. If the shape is being reconstructed with tissue, also, report 19350-58, as well. Neither is included with the reconstruction. Hope that helps!

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    Default You might find this useful...
    If you see these a lot, you might take a look at this: http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.o...g_Plastics.pdf

    I don't know how old it is, but it's pretty informative...

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