What does adjacent tissue transfer mean?

What does adjacent tissue transfer mean?

An adjacent tissue transfer, also known as a rearrangement procedure or simply ATT/R, is a medical procedure wherein flat sections of healthy skin and other tissues are transferred or transplanted to the area adjacent to a skin defect.

How do you bill for adjacent tissue transfer?

CPT 14040: Adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement, forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, axillae, genitalia, hand and/or feet; defect 10 sq cm or less.

What does CPT code 14060 mean?

Adjacent Tissue Transfer or Rearrangement Procedures
The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 14060 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range – Adjacent Tissue Transfer or Rearrangement Procedures on the Integumentary System.

Does adjacent tissue transfer include excision?

H. Adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement procedures include excision (CPT codes 11400-11646) and repair (12001-13160). Thus, CPT codes 11400-11646 and 12001-13160 shall not be reported separately with CPT codes 14000-14350 for the same lesion or injury.

Is an adjacent tissue transfer a skin graft?

Skin Grafts (Adjacent Tissue Transfer) Skin grafts involve the transplanting of adjacent skin over the wound to improve the function and appearance of the area. The graft may be a thin layer of healthy tissue, or a full thickness skin graft.

What is the difference between adjacent tissue transfer and flap?

Moderator, CCO Instructor. Tissue transfer is when they take tissue from someplace else and cover the wound. A flap is also taking tissue but from close to the woud and it is flopped over the wound.

What is the CPT code for adjacent tissue transfer?

An adjacent tissue transfer (CPT® 14000-14350) relocates a flap of healthy skin from a donor site to an adjacent laceration, scar, or other discontinuity. A portion of the flap is left intact to supply blood to the grafted area.

What is a local advancement flap?

Advancement flaps are conceptually the simplest local flaps and fall within the group of sliding flaps, along with rotation flaps. [1][2][3] For these sliding flaps, the tissue is moved or “slid” directly into the adjacent defect without “jumping” over the interposed tissue.

What is a flap closure?

A skin flap is a type of wound closure. A local skin flap consists of skin taken from an adjacent area and moved to fill the surgical defect often created from the removal of a skin lesion such as skin cancer.

What is the CPT code for full thickness skin graft?

CPT instructs that harvesting and repairing the skin graft donor site is included in the skin graft code (and its valuation). You repair a nasal defect with both an adjacent tissue rearrangement (CPT 14060) and a full thickness skin graft (CPT 15260).

What is the CPT code for rhomboid flap?

Procedure performed for CPT code 14020 & 14021 Examples include; transposition flaps, advancement flaps and rotation flaps. The physician transfers or rearranges adjacent tissue to repair traumatic or surgical wounds of the scalp, arms, and/or legs.