Abdominal Wall Fat Pad Biopsy

dballard2004

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Hello. We have a coding dilemma at our office that we hope you can solve. One of our surgeons did an Abdominal Wall Fat Pad biopsy by making a 1 cm incision into the abdomen, lifting the flap & removing a 1 cm (circumferentially)piece of abdominal fat (No needle was involved.). The procedure was concluded with a 2-layer closure and the specimen was sent to pathology. What CPT code(s) would we use to bill for this? Thank you in advance for your insight and help.
 

elenax

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I would use the series of the 114xx or 116xx depending on the path results because of the incision and the layer closure.
 
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