AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 7 (July)

Integumentary System (July 2000)

July 2000 page 10b Coding Consultation Integumentary System, 14000-14300, 12001-13153 (Q&A) Question We are having difficulty with claims that pertain to the removal of multiple lesions with advancement flaps, when they occur in the same area. It is my understanding that we should only sum the total of wound repairs, not advancement flaps. What is the correct method of reporting? AMA Comment When adjacent tissue transfer is required to repair a defect resulting from excision of a lesion, only the tissue transfer repair code (14000-14300) would be reported. For example, if a lesion measuring 3 sq cm is...

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