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punch bx versus excision

wandalouise

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If a procedure note read:
excised lesion using 5mm punch bx tool

Would you code this an excision or bx??
 

elenax

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biopsy

Biopsy." Bill for this when only part of the lesion is removed to obtain tissue for pathology. If the entire lesion is removed, use excision codes instead"

Hope this help!!!;)
 
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