AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 3 (March)

Surgery: Integumentary System (Q & A) (March 2011)

March 2011 page 9 Surgery: Integumentary System Question: A split-thickness skin graft was taken from the right forearm and applied to two separate wounds. Because two separate wounds were treated, is it appropriate to report code 15100 twice? Answer: No. Codes 15100-15157 are calculated by total repair of the site(s) and reported on the basis of the size and location of the recipient area. If 100 sq cm or less of split grafting is provided for any variation of the trunk, arms, or legs, code 15100, Split-thickness autograft, trunk, arms, legs; first 100 sq cm or less, or 1%...

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