coding adjacent tissue transfers with donor site being repaired with flap

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when there is tissue transfer and the donor site has to be repaired with a flap would you code (of the face) 15570 and 14060
 
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CPT guidelines

For an accurate response to your surgical coding question, please post the scrubbed op note.

I do not know if your codes are correct without seeing the operative note... however ...
CPT guidelines (2011 Professional Edition, pg 73) state: A repair of a donor site requiring a skin graft or local flaps is considered an additional separate procedure.

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
 
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