• If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ & read the forum rules. To view all forums, post or create a new thread, you must be an AAPC Member. If you are a member and have already registered for member area and forum access, you can log in by clicking here. If you've forgotten your username or password use our password reminder tool. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
  • We're introducing new features and a new look to make the forums easier to use and more valuable to you. See what's new and let us know what you think!

Please help coding Exc.Lipoma

Hopp

Guru
Messages
228
Best answers
0
Hi I cant seem to find code for the following: Excision of 7cm Rt
posterior arm mass- Path: Lipoma
OP Note: 7cm Lipoma excised from subcu.tissue and sharply excised off the triceps fascia. (Doc.also stated he did a 9cm layerd closure)
I think layered closure is inclusive.
CPT code that I thought was 24073 TIA
Deb, CPC
 

Eagle Eye

Contributor
Messages
13
Location
Newport News, VA
Best answers
0
I would bill 24071 (modifier RT) which is subcutaneous. 24073 is going under the fascia or within the muscle. It sounds like doc didn't go under the fascial plane. 214.1 would be the diagnosis code. You would be correct in thinking the layered closure is inclusive. CPT guidelines at the front of the Musculoskeletal System state simple or intermediate repair is inclusive. Complex repair is seperately billable.
Hope this helps.
Eagle Eye, CPC, CPC-H
 
Top