AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2014 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Congenital hidden penis repair

A 1-year-old patient has congenital hidden penis with urinary trapping and ballooning. He presents for repair. The phimosis was tight and had to be released via dorsal slit in order for the glans to be repaired. Due to chronic inflammation, an incision was made on the penile shaft skin which was taken down towards Buck’s fascia and degloved. Once good release of the penis to the scrotum was achieved, sutures were placed at the base of Buck’s fascia, tacked down to the dermis. Other excess skin was removed and sutured. What is the correct CPT code(s) to assign for this procedure? ...

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