Help with excision code

drhoads

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Physician excised a subcutaneous mass right posterior neck 1.5 cm. Excised carried down through the subcutaneous tissue. Path report states it is a metastic adenocarcinoma. I was thinking using cpt 21555 with dx 173.40 but not 100% sure???? Help...new coder.:confused:

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heathermc

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173.40 is for skin, this is subq with mets so i would use 198.89 and 199.1 for primary site unknown.
 
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