In Billing
Oct 30th, 2013
Question: A patient had a biopsy done at another facility by a different provider. The biopsy showed squamous cell carcinoma, and our dermatologist performed a further excision to obtain clear margins at that site. The path report for this follow-up excision came back as actinic keratosis. Would the proper CPT® coding be 11603 (based on ...
In Coding
Oct 1st, 2010
Look to NCCI policy for the two-specific conditions that call for unbundling. By Brad Ericson, CPC, COSC A biopsy performed on the same date of service as a more extensive procedure—such as an excision, destruction, or removal—generally is bundled into that more extensive procedure. But, under two-specific conditions for Medicare and most other payers, a ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Trina Cuppett, CPC, CPC-H and G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Coding skin neoplasm diagnoses and excisions requires careful attention to detail. The key to accurate reporting is knowing the sort of detail to look for and where to find it. The following basic guidelines will set you on the right path. Diagnosis Reporting: Let ...