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CPT for Integra placement

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    Question CPT for Integra placement
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    I need to code the placement of Integra on a failed skin flap procedure and am thinking I should use 15400. Could someone advise me whether or not that is correct. I've not coded Integra before. Thanks in advance.

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    Integra is an accelular dermal replacement (derived from cow or sheep I believe as opposed to human skin cells). The website for the pharamectuical company that makes this recommended codes 15170-15176.

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    When a patient is burned, their skin becomes so damaged that it must be removed surgically to prevent infection. After the surgeon removes the damaged skin, INTEGRA® is used as a graft and shaped to the exact size and shape of the skin area it is to replace. INTEGRA® is surgically secured with surgical sutures or staples. The INTEGRA® areas are then covered with bandages.We can use full thickness skin graft otherwise my suggestion would be Q4104

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