Repair-Simple Procedures on the Integumentary System CPT® Code range 12001- 12021

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Surgical Repair (Closure) Procedures on the Integumentary System 12001-12021 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 12001- 12021
Repair-Simple Procedures on the Integumentary System
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Since there is no "global period" for simple laceration repairs, can a doctor charge an office visit and a copay when the patient comes in for suture removal? Under the codes 12001-12021 it doesn't sa... [ Read More ]
A patient had undergone a three-hole esophagectomy at an out of town facility. The sutures had worked loose and the patient presented to our gastroenterologist for re-suturing. This was done in the of... [ Read More ]
A patient had undergone a three-hole esophagectomy at an out of town facility. The sutures had worked loose and the patient presented to our gastroenterologist for re-suturing. This was done in the ... [ Read More ]
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PT guidelines clearly state that the repaired wound(s) should be measured and documented using centimeters regardless of whether the repair is curved, angular, or stellate (i.e., star-shaped). imple ... [ Read More ]
I would say no. Not sufficient unless there is much more documented in the procedure report. Here is a quick paste of the 3 repairs [I][B]Simple repair[/B] codes 12001 - 12021 are used when the woun... [ Read More ]
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