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Amniotic Membrane for foot ulcers

Kerry Posted Fri 08th of March, 2019 15:42:52 PM
Our provider is using a Amniotic Membrane graft for lower extremity ulcers. The only codes I can locate our for the eyes. Would a could from 15271-15278 be appropriate for this scenario??
SuperCoder Answered Mon 11th of March, 2019 04:10:14 AM

Hi Kerry,


Thank you for the query.


Yes, CPT codes from the code range 15271-15278 would be the appropriate CPT codes to use for non-healing wounds treated with dehydrated human amniotic tissue. In your case, lower extremity ulcers. Choose the appropriate CPT code as per wound surface area and location. Also report HCPCS code Q4186 for each square centimeter of allograft taken from human amniotic membrane that aids in tissue regeneration and healing of wounds.



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