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Old 05-13-2011, 08:55 AM
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Which CPT code do you use to report the excision of two benign moles from a patient's abdomen? I am looking at codes from the 11400 category based on the anatomic region and the diameter, but I can't find a code for the abdominal area. Thanks.

Two different moles were excised from the upper abdomen and the lower abdomen each measuring 0.5 cm in diameter.

Any suggestions appreciated.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:29 AM
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The abdomen is considered as part of the trunk, so that range of codes (11400-11406) is the correct range for an excision for benign lesions. For removal done by excision, don't forget to add the margins in for the excision size.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:53 AM
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Thanks so much Carinn!
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