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    Default Need help finding CPT code for the Biopsy of Tongue lesion

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    Does anyone know how to code a biopsy of multiple tongue lesion?

    I was wondering if it more appropriate to use an Integumentary CPT codes 10000 series for biopsy of multiple tongue lesion or should the Digestive CPT
    40000 series is more appropriate?

    Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Marivic Pinto
    Billing Analyst

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    It would depend upon which type. 41100 (open, anterior 2/3, 41105 (open, posterio 1/3, 41599 (unlisted used for needle biopsy).


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    we use the 41100 codes...never been dinied...also depends on the type as stated by the other

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