May 31, 2018
How do I code an abdominoplasty with a panniculectomy? I am reporting 15830 for the excision of the excessive skin. Does CPT 15830 include the abdominoplasty?
In addition to CPT 15830 for the panniculectomy when you are also doing an abdominoplasty during the same operative session you can report the add-on code 15847 (Excision, excessive skin, and subcutaneous tissue (includes lipectomy), abdomen (e.g., abdominoplasty) (includes umbilical transposition and fascial plication) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure).
*This response is based on the best information available as of 05/31/18.