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2012 New & Deleted CPT codes - Integumentary system


Integumentary System

For CY 2012, the CPT Editorial Panel deleted 24 skin substitute codes and established a 2-tier structure with 8 new codes (CPT codes 15271 through 15278) to report the application of skin substitute grafts, which are distinguished according to the anatomic location and surface area rather than by product description. Additionally, the CPT Editorial Panel created a new add-on code (CPT code 15777) to report implantation of a biological implant for soft tissue reinforcement. The detail list and of added and deleted CPT codes are as follows.

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New CPT codes

15271 Application of skin substitute graft to trunk, arms, legs, total wound surface area up to 100 sq cm; first 25 sq cm or less wound surface area

+ 15272 each additional 25 sq cm wound surface area, or part thereof (list separately in addition to code for primary procedure) Use 15272 in conjunction with 15273

15273 Application of skin substitute graft to trunk, arms, legs, total wound surface area greater than or equal to 100 sq cm; first 100 sq cm wound surface area, or 1% of body area of infants and children

+ 15274 each additional 100 sq cm wound surface area, or part thereof, or each additional 1% of body area of infants and children, or part thereof (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) Use 15274 in conjunction with 15273

15275 Application of skin substitute graft to face, scalp, eyelids, mouth, neck, ears, orbits, genitalia, hands, feet, and/or multiple digits, total wound surface area up to 100 sq cm; first 25 sq cm or less wound surface area

+ 15276 each additional 25 sq cm wound surface area, or part thereof (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) Use 15276 in conjunction with 15275.

15277 Application of skin substitute graft to face, scalp, eyelids, mouth, neck, ears, orbits, genitalia, hands, feet, and/or multiple digits, total wound surface area greater than or equal to 100 sq cm; first 100 sq cm wound surface area, or 1% of body area infants and children

+ 15278 each additional 100 sq cm wound surface area, or part thereof, or each additional 1% of body area of infants and children, or part thereof (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) Use 15278 in conjunction with 15277

15777 Implantation of biologic implant (eg, acellular dermal matrix) for soft tissue reinforcement (eg, breast, trunk) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

Deleted CPT codes

15300 Apply skinallogrft t/arm/lg

15301 Apply sknallogrft t/a/l addl

15320 Apply skin allogrft f/n/hf/g

15321 Aply sknallogrft f/n/hfg add

15330 Aply acell alogrft t/arm/leg

15331 Aply acell grft t/a/l add-on

15335 Apply acell graft f/n/hf/g

15336 Aply acell grft f/n/hf/g add

15340 Apply cult skin substitute

15341 Apply cult skin sub add-on

15360 Apply cult derm sub t/a/l

15361 Aply cult derm sub t/a/l add

15365 Apply cult derm sub f/n/hf/g

15366 Apply cult derm f/hf/g add

15400 Apply skin xenograft t/a/l

15401 Apply skn xenogrft t/a/l add

15420 Apply skin xgraft f/n/hf/g

15421 Apply skn xgrft f/n/hf/g add

15430 Apply acellular xenograft

15431 Apply acellular xgraft add





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