I will sometimes do a septoplasty with the repair of nasal vestibular stenosis. Is it OK to bill both codes together?
Category: CC-Plastic Surgery
I did a paramedian forehead flap after the Mohs surgeon removed the cancerous lesion from the nose. What is the CPT code for this procedure and do I need a modifier because I’m in the Mohs surgeon’s global period?
Now that ICD-10 is going to happen I’m starting to look into it a bit more. I see there is a procedural coding system component. Are we going to have to use that instead of, or in addition to, CPT?
Is it OK to charge the tattooing if it is done a few weeks after the nipple repair/reconstruction (19350)?
Kim, thank you for coming to our practice a few months ago for coding education. You kept everyone’s attention and my partners said they enjoyed the session. I had a coding question and was wondering if you can offer your insight. I have a patient with bilateral LeFort I, II and III fractures which were fixated on each side. Is it appropriate to code for the bilateral LeFort I, II, and III separately or do they need to be coded a different manner?
I did a large wound closure of the perineum, buttock and testicles with 5 large separate local flaps (v-y, rotation/advancement and rhomboid). The total area of the defect was very large and required five local flaps for closure. I billed for the 5 flaps separately (14301-59 five times). Medicare paid once for 14031. How do I better bill this large repair to get paid?
Is it ok to charge the tattooing if it is done before the nipple repair/reconstruction (19350)?
I’m confused about how to determine the square centimeters for using the Adjacent Tissue Transfer codes (14000-14302). Can you explain it in terms that I will understand? I’m not a doctor.
I have a question and was hoping you could give me some insight on it. When coding for a lesion/mass excision removal I know that you code by the size and the location of the lesion/mass but when it comes to depth I am a little confused.
I see my breast reconstruction patients anywhere from a week to ten days postop to remove the drains. Can I bill for this?