AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 2 (February)

Integumentary System, 12001, 12006 (Q&A) (February 1998)

February 1998 page 11b Coding Consultation Integumentary System, 12001, 12006 (Q&A) Question I am reporting CPT code 12006 to describe a repair procedure performed. The first code in that series (12001) is designated as a starred procedure. Since the "parent code" in this series is designated as a starred procedure, am I to assume that code 12006 is also a starred procedure? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, each procedure that is considered a starred procedure is identified with a star (*) following code number. The star only applies to the code actually starred. Therefore, in response...

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