In Coding
Dec 28th, 2018
Lesion excision coding may seem complex, but reporting excision of benign (11400-11471) and malignant (11600-11646) skin lesions can be mastered in five steps. Step 1: Measure First, Cut Second When assigning CPT® codes 11400-11646, you must know both the size of the lesion(s) excised and the width of the margins (the area surrounding the lesion ...
In Coding
Aug 29th, 2016
When deciding between 19120 Excision of cyst, fibroadenoma, or other benign or malignant tumor, aberrant breast tissue, duct lesion, nipple or areolar lesion (except 19300), open, male or female, 1 or more lesions and 19301 Mastectomy, partial (eg, lumpectomy, tylectomy, quadrantectomy, segmentectomy, search the documentation to determine whether a margin of health tissue was removed, ...
In Coding
Aug 15th, 2016
When deciding between 19120 Excision of cyst, fibroadenoma, or other benign or malignant tumor, aberrant breast tissue, duct lesion, nipple or areolar lesion (except 19300), open, male or female, 1 or more lesions and 19301 Mastectomy, partial (eg, lumpectomy, tylectomy, quadrantectomy, segmentectomy, search the documentation to determine whether a margin of health tissue was removed, ...
In CMS
Aug 6th, 2015
Description: Skin biopsy was performed on the right ankle and right thigh on two suspicious skin lesions. The complications, instructions as to how the procedure will be performed, and postoperative instructions were given to the patient. The patient consented for skin biopsies. The complications, instructions on the procedure, and postop instructions were given to the ...
In Coding
Jul 29th, 2015
By Brenda Edwards, CPC,CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC To code an excision, or an incision and drainage (I&D)? That seems to be an age-old question. Examination of the suspected problem could identify an abscess, cyst, hematoma or seroma. Understanding the differences in these fluid filled pockets is imperative to code accurately. An abscess is filled ...