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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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Know Which Codes Crosswalk for Grafting

Question: Which anesthesia code corresponds with the grafting procedure using a muscle flap from the latissimus dorsi muscle and placing that graft over a wound of the upper extremity? California Subscriber Answer: Procedure code 15734 (Muscle, myocutaneous, or fasciocutaneous flap; trunk) is the appropriate choice in this case, which crosswalks to multiple anesthesia codes. Because the latissimus dorsi is in the upper [...]

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