Dermatology- Is this area considered the LIPS or the FACE?

Rmn77

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Hello,
Looking for clarification on this location please.
When coding dx and procedures on the area of skin directly under the nose, not touching the actual lip or lip border at all, is this still considered the "upper lip" or "other part of face?"
I know code choices will differ depending on what location this falls under.


Thank you in advance for your response.
 

CatchTheWind

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That area is considered "face" for coding biopsies, but "lip" for coding other procedures. (I know there's no logic to that, but those are the rules!)
 
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