Re-excisions

cynthiaj54

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A biopsy was done and showed invasive basal cell carcinoma with involvement of the deep margin. When the patient came back in for a re-
excision the path report states 1)features consisitent with previous biopsy site; 2) no evidence of residual basal cell carcinoma. How do I code this?
Thanks so much.
 

dmaec

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you still use the dx code of BCC. The procedure (11600-11646 depending) code would need a modifier .58 on it for the re-excision if it's performed during the global period of the other excision. (thankfully, it's gone now - guess they got it all the second time!) ;)

oh, and you can code the repair code also, IF it's an intermediate or complex repair.
 
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