SurgiStrategies: “Coding for Removal of Benign and Malignant Skin Lesions”
To select an appropriate code for excision of a benign (11400-11471) or malignant (11600-11646) skin lesion, you must determine the lesion’s diameter at its widest point, and add to that measurement double the width of the narrowest margin. This article reviews tips for proper coding for the removal of benign and malignant skin lesions for an ASC.
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