May 7, 2015
I did a paramedian forehead flap after the Mohs surgeon removed the cancerous lesion from the nose. What is the CPT code for this procedure and do I need a modifier because I’m in the Mohs surgeon’s global period?
The code is 15731 (Forehead flap with preservation of vascular pedicle (e.g., axial pattern flap, paramedian forehead flap)). You should not need a modifier because you are a different specialty (Plastic Surgery) from the Mohs surgeon (Dermatology) and payers should not consider you to be in the Mohs surgeon’s global period.