Mar 1st, 2014
Look for location, stages, and tissue blocks in documentation. By Susan Ward, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC When reporting Mohs surgery for treatment of skin cancer, documentation must confirm that a single provider acted as both the surgeon and pathologist. From there, you need only know the location of the treated lesion, plus the ...
Apr 1st, 2009
Location, quantity, and a physician doing two jobs are key to this procedure. By Susan Ward, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CDERC, CEMC, CPRC Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly-effective technique for treating skin cancer, which commonly includes basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Mohs micrographic surgery is used less often for patient with melanoma, which ...
Jul 1st, 2007
By Betty A. Johnson, CPC, CCS-P, CIC, CCP Mohs codes are reported when the physician serves as both the surgeon and the pathologist. Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly specialized procedure in which the physician acts as both pathologist and surgeon. Find out the reasons for performing the procedure and how to code the procedure. ...