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  1. #1
    Wilmington, Delaware
    Wink fat graft
    Medical Coding Books
    Good Morning, All! I think this forum is wonderful!!!

    I have a doc who did an autologous fat graft (harvested from the abdomen) injection into a paralyzed vocal fold. This was performed under suspension micro-laryngoscopy. Any suggestions on how this would be (CPT) coded?

    Thanks in advance!
    Nancy, CPC, CPC-H

  2. #2
    Stuart Sailfish Chapter
    Hi Nancy,

    20926 Tissue Grafts Other, ( paratenon, Fat, Dermis)

    The physician harvests a tissue graft not covered in any other code, we do this procedure frequently when harvesting a fat graft for our TypeI tympanoplasty's.

    Hope this helps
    Candice Fenildo, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPB, CENTC, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
    Director of Operations
    Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of South Florida, PA

    "Nothing is stronger than the heart of a volunteer"

  3. #3
    Wilmington, Delaware
    Thanks, so much! That's a GREAT help!!!

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