February 1, 2018
Can you tell me if the CPT code 19361 would include placement of a tissue expander? I have read conflicting information and certainly don’t want to bill for something that I shouldn’t.
This procedure is reported using two codes: 19361 (lat. flap recon) and 19357 (tissue expander recon). Unfortunately, some payors do not allow this code combination in which case you could report 19361 and 19340 instead.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 02/01/18.