AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 9 (September)
Integumentary System, 12031, 13100, 13131, 13150 (Q&A) (September 1997)
September 1997 page 11a Coding Consultation Integumentary System, 12031, 13100, 13131, 13150 (Q&A) Question When reporting codes for repair of intermediate or complex wounds after the removal of lesions, should we measure the total length of the repaired defect or the size of the lesion? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, when reporting codes for repair of intermediate and complex wounds after the removal of lesions, you should measure the total length of repaired defects, not the size of the lesions. For example, if a patient has two lesions removed and the length of one closure site...
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