I don't have access to the "CPT Assistant" or "CPT changes" that is referenced in the 2012 AMA CPT professional edition. Am I correct in assuming that 56501-destruction of lesions, vulva, is only to be used with laser, electro, cryto and chemosurgery: and not to be used if the vulvar lesion is excised with a scalpel? That we should be using the appropriate code from the 11420-11620 series if MD excises lesions? I have an ingenix coding companion from 2011 that says a colposcope is used with 56501. Thankyou for any explanation.