AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 2 (February)

Surgery: Integumentary System (Q&A) (February 2010)

February 2010 page 12a Surgery: Integumentary System (Q&A) Question: Are the anatomic sites of ankle and wrist included in code 15002 or should these sites be reported with code 15004? Answer: Based on the anatomic sites grouped in the Musculoskeletal section, the subsections read Forearm and Wrist and Leg and Ankle, therefore, it would be appropriate to report CPT codes 15002, Surgical preparation or creation of recipient site by excision of open wounds, burn eschar, or scar (including subcutaneous tissues), or incisional release of scar contracture, trunk, arms, legs; first 100 sq cm or 1% of body area...

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