AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 1 (January)

Integumentary System (January 2000)

January 2000 page 11 Coding Consultation Integumentary System, 12001-13300 (Q&A) Question The guidelines for repair include language that indicates use of different repair codes for repairs performed in a different area (specified by the code descriptor). Is this a change in the intent of use of the repair codes from previous usage? AMA Comment Codes 12001-13300 have always been intended to be used according to 1) the classification of the repair performed (ie, simple, intermediate, or complex), 2) the location of the repair (according to categories assigned and identified in the code descriptor language), and 3) the total...

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