Go Back   AAPC Medical Coding & Billing Forums > Medical Coding > ENT/Otolaryngology
Forum Rules FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-17-2008, 06:34 AM
Nancy's Avatar
Nancy Nancy is offline
Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Posts: 12
Nancy is on a distinguished road
Wink fat graft

Good Morning, All! I think this forum is wonderful!!!

I have a doc who did an autologous fat graft (harvested from the abdomen) injection into a paralyzed vocal fold. This was performed under suspension micro-laryngoscopy. Any suggestions on how this would be (CPT) coded?

Thanks in advance!
Nancy, CPC, CPC-H
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-17-2008, 11:03 AM
Candyr73's Avatar
Candyr73 Candyr73 is offline
True Blue
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Stuart Sailfish Chapter
Posts: 598
Candyr73 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Hi Nancy,

20926 Tissue Grafts Other, ( paratenon, Fat, Dermis)

The physician harvests a tissue graft not covered in any other code, we do this procedure frequently when harvesting a fat graft for our TypeI tympanoplasty's.

Hope this helps
__________________
Candice Ruffing, CPC, CPB, CENTC
Port St Lucie, Florida
772-342-6976

2013 - 2016 AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors Secretary
Region 4-Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, Bahamas

Candice.Ruffing@aapcca.org

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns!

Past President AAPC Stuart Sailfish Chapter
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-17-2008, 12:04 PM
Nancy's Avatar
Nancy Nancy is offline
Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Posts: 12
Nancy is on a distinguished road
Smile

Thanks, so much! That's a GREAT help!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




Disclaimer: Although AAPC staff members will monitor these forums periodically, we cannot be responsible for the information posted herein, nor guarantee its accuracy. Our members may discuss various subjects related to medical coding, but none of the information should replace the independent judgment of a physician for any given health issue. Please note that the opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of AAPC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:00 AM.

AAPC - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2014, AAPC