Results 1 to 2 of 2

Pedicle mediastinal flap to cover bronchial stump

  1. Default Pedicle mediastinal flap to cover bronchial stump
    Clearnace Sale
    does any one know if i can code 15570 with a total pneumectomy and lymph sampling.

    here is what i have to go on:

    a bulky mediastinal pedicle fat pad was dissected free from the pericardium and rotated towards the left hilum area. This required division of the left phrenic nerve. the pedicle flap was secured in multiple areas to cover all the vascular stumps as well as the covering the bronchial stump.

    i would not have thought so, but code 15860 is being used for spy imaging.

  2. Default
    I don't think CPT 15570 goes deep enough. I believe this code is for skin and subcutaneous tissue. I would try 15734 if muscle was used (which is what I'm thinking).

    As for the spy imaging, I would make sure the payer agrees with this. Many payers consider this bundled into the cabg. The WPS Medicare medical director told me specifically not to bill for this.

    Lisi, CPC

Similar Threads

  1. Intrapericardial pneumonectomy, Bronchial Stump Reinforcement
    By sandy06 in forum Cardiovascular Thoracic
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-24-2015, 08:09 AM
  2. Myocutaneous island pedicle flap
    By MKK in forum Plastic Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-26-2013, 02:16 PM
  3. Bilobed pedicle flap?
    By 75helenburg in forum Plastic Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-12-2010, 12:16 PM
  4. bronchial!!!
    By RobynS. in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-29-2010, 09:34 AM
  5. Pedicle Transposition Flap
    By baldi18 in forum Dermatology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-24-2008, 02:58 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.