The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 13160 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Repair-Complex Procedures on the Integumentary System.
There has been ongoing debate about how to code complex repairs versus tissue transfers and rearrangements. Correct coding requires an understanding of the two surgical approaches. In the latest up... [ Read More ]
Although you may not think you get paid for it, it’s included in the payment for surgery. In July 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began requiring medical offices with... [ Read More ]
Tissue adhesives, such as Dermabond®, may be used alone or in combination with other methods (e.g., sutures or staples) for laceration repair or to close surgical wounds. The adhesive is applied d... [ Read More ]
Knowing anatomy and procedure differences will clarify coding and save you from embarrassing misconception. By Maryann C. Palmeter, CPC, CENTC I recall reviewing some documentation where a patient ... [ Read More ]
Check location and combined areas to capture separately reportable procedures. By Ken Camilleis, CPC, CPC-I, CMRS An adjacent tissue transfer (CPT® 14000-14350) relocates a flap of healthy skin fr... [ Read More ]