AMA CPT® Assistant - 2006 Issue 5 (May)

Surgery: Respiratory System (May 2006)

May 2006 page 16c Respiratory System, 20926, 31546 (Q&A) Question Is it appropriate to report code 20926, Tissue grafts, other (eg, paratenon, fat, dermis), in addition to code 31546, Laryngoscopy, direct, operative, with operating microscope or telescope, with submucosal removal of non-neoplastic lesion(s) of vocal cord; reconstruction with graft(s) (includes obtaining autograft)? AMA Comment No. A parenthetical note was added to instruct that code 20926 should not be reported for harvesting of the graft because code 31546 includes the work of obtaining the graft. Respiratory System, 20926, 31546 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2006; May 2006 page 16c ...

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