Adjacent Tissue Transfer

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October 4, 2018

Question:
If our docs perform two adjacent tissue transfers on two separate lesions in the same anatomic group by CPT standards, do we add the ATTs together and report one code like with the repair codes? 

Answer:
No, if two lesions from the same anatomic group are removed and both require separate ATTs, then the appropriate ATT codes are reported for each ATT performed as long as each have distinct margins.  The second ATT may need to be reported with a modifier 59 to indicate the separate site.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 10/04/18.

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