AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 11 (November)

Integumentary System (November 2000)

November 2000 page 10b Coding Consultation Integumentary System, Surgery, 15240 (Q&A) Question My physician performs a full thickness skin grafting procedure of 3 sq cm for three different areas of the body (fingers, cheeks, chin). Since this grafting procedure involves grafts provided in different anatomic locations, can code 15240 be used once for each different anatomic area addressed? AMA Comment The full thickness skin graft codes include language that indicates use of the codes according to the total surface area of the repair provided for those body areas addressed by that specific code. Therefore, the correct code(s) should...

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