AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2010 Issue 3; ASK the EDITOR

Thenar Flap

Initially, this patient was seen in our facility with a history of an amputated portion of the skin and soft tissue of the tip of his left second digit. On physical examination exposed bone and soft tissue at the volar radial aspect of the left index was identified. At that time, the injury was treated with debridement and a thenar flap. The patient now presents 10 days after the placement of the flap for a scheduled division of the pedicle of the thenar flap. How would this portion of the thenar flap be reported? ...

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