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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Pittsburgh Central

    Question Multiple skin grafts

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    What is the proper way to code multiple skin grafts on the same limb?

    The surgeon harvested one 16 sq cm split-thickness autograft & used it between two separate areas on the same leg.

    Is it appropriate to use one CPT since it is under 100 sq cm - 15100. Or, should this be coded as two units since it was placed in two different areas - 15100 x 2

    Thank you!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    First of all I never use units when the code does not specify a quantity. Next since the code specifies 100 sq cm or less of body area then I would code only one code even though two areas are covered.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Pittsburgh Central


    Thanks so much for your help!

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