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I work for a dermatology practice, here is my question:

On the table of risk, what constitutes skin biopsy (low level of risk) and deep needle or incisional biopsy (moderate level of risk). Are we overcoding a shave biopsy or punch biopsy of a lesion, cyst, wart as moderate decision making? Up until now, we have been coding as moderate is this correct?

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Table of risk for biopsies

I work for a dermatology practice, here is my question:

On the table of risk, what constitutes skin biopsy (low level of risk) and deep needle or incisional biopsy (moderate level of risk). Are we overcoding a shave biopsy or punch biopsy of a lesion, cyst, wart as moderate decision making? Up until now, we have been coding as moderate is this correct?

Thanks to all that help!!!

Denise :0)
For the codes 11100-12055 would these be considered "low" (superficial needle biopsy or skin biopsy) on table of risk and 11400-17285 be considered "moderate" (Deep needle or incisional biopsy) on table of risk?

What if the path returns as benign? What do you do then?

ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!!!!

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