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Excision Question

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    Hi all, hope you can help:

    The nurse said an "excision squamous cell carinoma and advancement flap reconstruction" was performed.

    They listed CPT 14060 adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement, eyelids, nose,ears and/or lips, defect 10 sq cm...

    Shouldn't there be another code for the excision of the left ear carcinoma?

    Excisions/repairs confuse me a bit.

    Thanks, K

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    The excision is inclusive with the advancement flap. Read in the CPT book in the paragraph preceding this section of codes it state excision of benign or malignant is not separately reportable with codes 14000-14302.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchellde View Post
    The excision is inclusive with the advancement flap. Read in the CPT book in the paragraph preceding this section of codes it state excision of benign or malignant is not separately reportable with codes 14000-14302.
    Thank you. I did see that but being new I just wanted to double check. This is a whole new ball of wax for me

    Thank you again

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