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If I have a 1cm forhead + 0.5cm nose melanoma lesion would I add them up to 1.5 and choose code 11642 or use 11640? thanks..
 
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No ... you do not add them together. Each lesion is reported separately. On a separate line item with a -59 modifier on the second lesion code.

You would add together the size of the wound repair (if layered or complex) of same class and same body area.

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
 

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No ... you do not add them together. Each lesion is reported separately. On a separate line item with a -59 modifier on the second lesion code.

You would add together the size of the wound repair (if layered or complex) of same class and same body area.

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

Yes it does...thanks..
 
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