MRI localization performed with BB placed on the skin

May 18, 2017

Question:

On a case where an MRI-guided breast localization is performed with a BB placed on the skin, how is this coded? The patient has breast implants and contraindicated for percutaneous placement. Not sure if unlisted breast code 19499 or an E/M code is appropriate, or 19287-52? If it is an E/M code, is this billable for the hospital and professional both? Also the patient just had a full breast MRI done two days previous to this encounter of the BB placement. 

Question ID: 9342
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