Care of Tissue Expander Outside the Global Period

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September 20, 2018

Question:
We are still expanding the TE outside of the global period from the breast reconstruction with placement of the TE.  How do we bill this?

Answer: 
There is not a specific CPT code for doing a tissue expander expansion. Therefore, it is just part of your E/M code for the service you’ve provided on that day.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 09/20/18.

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