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    Wiki Can you bill an E/M (LOS) instead of a minor procedure?

    Hello, I am doing research on what types of procedures are NOT significantly separate and are typically performed as part of an exam. So far my research has led me to the following types of services that a LOS is billed instead of the procedure: 1. Pap smears when a patient presents with...
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    Using codes from the Neoplasm Table for beningn lesions

    How do I convince another CPC that I do audits with that it is okay to use benign codes from the neoplasm table if the lesion is benign? She insists that the code has to be 709.9 if a benign lesion is treated, biopsied or removed.