Results 1 to 2 of 2

21930 vs.1160x or 1140x?

  1. #1
    Default 21930 vs.1160x or 1140x?
    Exam Training Packages
    when would you code 21930 and when would you code 1160x or 1140x instead?
    -->for an excision of cyst right mid back<--

  2. Default
    The 1160x & 1140x codes are used for skin and subcutaneous tissue. 20000-29999 codes are used for the musculoskeletal system. Knowing how deep the surgeon went would help you to determine which system your coding would fall into. Look to your path report as well. That should also give you an idea of what you're dealing with.


Similar Threads

  1. 21930 denial
    By pgrila in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-03-2012, 12:30 PM
  2. CPT 21930? Please help!
    By BFAITHFUL in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-09-2012, 06:59 PM
  3. Cpt 21930?
    By BFAITHFUL in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-09-2012, 08:14 AM
  4. Excision MM back 21935 vs 1160X &1203X
    By MEZIESKY in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-29-2009, 03:09 PM
  5. 21930 vs.1160x or 1140x?
    By mad_one80 in forum Employment General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-15-2009, 05:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.