It would be best to have the op note, but the short answer is Yes ..
Per Encoder Pro, the description is:
The physician transfers or rearranges adjacent tissue of any area to repair traumatic or surgical wounds. This includes, but is not limited to, such rearrangement procedures as Z-plasty, W-plasty, ZY-plasty, or tissue transfers such as rotational flaps or advancement flaps. Report 14301 for defects 30.1 sq cm to 60 sq cm. Report 14302 for each additional 30 sq cm or part thereof.
The CPT guidelines further tell us that excision of the lesion (or scar in this case) is included in the tissue transfer codes.
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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