AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 10 (October)

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

October 2011 page 10a Surgery: Integumentary System Question: The patient has known osteoradionecrosis of the mandible. In the office the physician dissects and removes a separated fragment of bone that has become necrotic for bone biopsy. How would this be reported? Answer: CPT code 21025, Excision of bone (eg, for osteomyelitis or bone abscess); mandible, is reported for the dissection and removal of a separated fragment of bone that has become necrotic for bone biopsy. Surgery: Integumentary System (Q&A) (October 2011). CPT® Assistant. 2011; October 2011 page 10a ...

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