AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 4 (April)

Integumentary System Free Skin Grafts, 15000 (Q&A) (April 1999)

April 1999 page 10a Coding Consultation Integumentary System Free Skin Grafts, 15000 (Q&A) Question What is the appropriate use of CPT code 15000? AMA Comment CPT code 15000 was revised in CPT 1999 and is now intended to be reported for the surgical preparation or creation of a recipient site by excision of open wounds, burn eschar or scar. This code has been revised to clarify the inclusion of excision preparation of burn wounds (scars), including tangential excisions. Code 15000 has also been revised to be body surface size dependent, to include excision preparation of the first 100...

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