June 28, 2018
My physician wants to code 14021 and 11606 for an excision and rotation flap to close an 18sq cm defect. Is this correct?
When adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement is performed in conjunction with excision of a lesion, the lesion excision is not reported separately. The only code you should report is CPT 14021 (Adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement, scalp, arms and/or legs; defect 10.1 sq. cm to 30.0 sq. cm)
*This response is based on the best information available as of 06/28/18.