AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 5 (May)

Revisiting "Simple" Closure with Tissue Adhesives (May 1999)

May 1999 page 11-end Coding Clarification Revisiting "Simple" Closure with Tissue Adhesives The December 1998 issue of the CPT Assistant featured a question in the Coding Consultation section regarding coding for simple wound closure by tissue glue technique. Because the Repair (Closure) guidelines did not specifically identify this technique, the response at that time indicated that the appropriate way to report wound closure by this method was to use the unlisted code 17999, Unlisted procedure, skin, mucous membrane and subcutaneous tissue. Since that time, at its February 1999 meeting, the CPT Editorial Panel has reviewed several coding scenarios involving...

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