Excision of “Dog Ear” at Time of Breast Reconstruction

March 17, 2016

What code should I use for excision of a “dog ear” of the reconstruction flap that was done at the same time as the second stage of breast reconstruction?

Actually, excision of the dog ears is included in the primary procedure code for your second stage procedure and should not be separately reported with a lesion removal code (e.g. 114XX) or any other code.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 03/17/16.

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