June 8, 2017
If I undermine the ear to close a keloid defect of can I use the adjacent tissue transfer code 14060?
The CPT guidelines for adjacent tissue transfer states: “Undermining alone of adjacent tissue to achieve closure, without additional incision does not constitute adjacent tissue transfer, see complex repair codes 13100-13160”. If an additional incision is not performed you would report a complex repair code.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 06/08/17.