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punch biopsy

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    Default punch biopsy
    Medical Coding Books
    How do you code a "punch biopsy".

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    Cape Girardeau
    Look at 11100

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    Default punch
    It is on the back why not use 21920?

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    21920 is for an incisional that what was performed? You really didnt give much info in your original post
    Last edited by mbort; 11-14-2008 at 10:53 AM. Reason: punctuation :)

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    The doctor just reported it as "punch biopsy was performed".

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    Duluth, Minnesota
    well, the doctor should know what was done - punch biopsy I'd go with 11100.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

  7. #7
    for "punch biopsy" document only...use 11100

    see below link, under "punch technique" hope this helps!

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    Wink Thanks
    Thank you it does help

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