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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

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Don't Confuse ATF with Fasciocutaneous Flap Placement

Question: Should I code an adjacent tissue transfer and the placement of fasciocutaneous flaps using the same code? California Subscriber Answer: You should not use an adjacent tissue transfer code to report a closure using a fasciocutaneous flap method. According to American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), adjacent tissue transfer/rearrangement is defined as "the transfer of tissue to repair a [...]