AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: coding for revision of forehead flap

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default coding for revision of forehead flap

    AAPC: Back to School
    Does anyone have any advice for coding the revision of a forehead flap to reconstruct a nasal defect after skin cancer? The flap needs to be debulked and MD is trying to figure out code for PDL.
    Thank you.

  2. #2


    For revision, defatting or rearranging of transferred pedicle flap or skin graft, see CPTs 13100-14302. [instructions per 'Flaps' section, professional edition pg 73/ 2011 book or pg 74/ 2012 book, below CPT 15650]
    Last edited by plasticscoder; 02-20-2012 at 06:43 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. paramedian forehead flap and takedown insertion of paramedian forehead flap
    By rjh977@vc in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-25-2015, 11:21 AM
  2. Stage 2 Paramedian forehead flap
    By hlth4513 in forum ENT/Otolaryngology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-26-2012, 02:54 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-17-2012, 01:02 PM
  4. 15731- Forehead flap with preservation of vascular pedicle
    By Kelly_Mayumi in forum Plastic Surgery
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-10-2012, 07:21 AM
  5. Composite graft of cartilage, Melolabil flap, paramedian forehead flap
    By Janet Ralph in forum Medicare Regulations
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-24-2010, 10:07 AM

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.