The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 14000 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Adjacent Tissue Transfer or Rearrangement 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 ]
An interview between a surgical coder and a breast surgeon uncovers essential clinical and medical coding guidance. Breast health is an important topic for all women, and should be for men, as well... [ Read More ]
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) did a study of physical therapy claims and documentation for Medicare patients and issued a report this month in March. Their findings are of great concern f... [ Read More ]
I often see incorrect medical coding for “flaps”, which were adjacent tissue transfers, 14000-14350. Coders do not always understand that you can only code for the closure of the primary and se... [ Read More ]
A medical review conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found 61 percent of claims (out of 300 sampled) for outpatient physical therapy services did not comply with Medicare medical nec... [ Read More ]