In Billing
Nov 28th, 2012
Your surgeon has excised three skin lesions from the patient’s left shoulder, and now must close the wounds. Should you report both the excisions and repairs? If so, which is primary? CPT® guidelines instruct that all benign (11400-11471) or malignant (11600-11646) skin lesion codes include simple wound closure, but you may separately report intermediate (12031-12057) ...
Feb 1st, 2012
Check location and combined areas to capture separately reportable procedures. By Ken Camilleis, CPC, CPC-I, CMRS An adjacent tissue transfer (CPT® 14000-14350) relocates a flap of healthy skin from a donor site to an adjacent laceration, scar, or other discontinuity. A portion of the flap is left intact to supply blood to the grafted area. ...