excision of basal cell carcinoma of the lip

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Lay description for CPT 40530; The physician incises the lip, resects the damaged area and surrounding tissues. He closes the the area and repairs the surrounding structures in layers through sutures.

There isn't a CCI edit when billing both 40530 and 140xx, but the instructions for adjacent tissue transfer codes indicate that the excision of a lesion is not separately reportable. Since there is a malignant lesion in this scenario I would only bill an adjacent tissue transfer code.