In Coding
Apr 21st, 2019
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 double the width of the narrowest margin (the portion of healthy tissue around the lesion also excised). In the interest of both clinical and coding accuracy, providers should ...
In Coding
Apr 14th, 2019
CPT® 2019 introduced 38531 Biopsy or excision of lymph node(s); open, inguinofemoral node(s) to report open biopsy or excision of inguinofemoral lymph node(s), which are located near the groin. During this procedure, the provider incises the skin over the groin and femoral region and dissects down to the lymph nodes, to remove all or a ...
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, ...