In Coding
Mar 3rd, 2014
A carcinoma (e.g, basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma) is a malignant growth consisting of epithelial cells, which tend to spread to surrounding tissue. Carcinomas are often associated with the skin, but can also develop in tissues lining organs, such as the kidney or liver. Carcinomas are identified in the ICD-9-CM Index to Diseases ...
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. ...