AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 7 (July)
Adjacent Tissue Transfer or Rearrangement (July 1999)
July 1999 pages 3-4 Coding Communication Adjacent Tissue Transfer or Rearrangement The adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement series of codes (14000 to 14350) are used to report closure of primary or secondary integumentary defects by relocating a flap of adjacent normal, healthy tissue into a defect, including procedures such as Z-plasty, W-plasty and V-Y plasty. If a lesion is excised and an adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement is performed at the same site, excision of the lesion is not reported separately. The CPT guidelines for this series of codes includes excision (including lesion) and/or repair by adjacent tissue transfer...
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