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    Hello. We have a coding dilemma at our office that we hope you can solve. One of our surgeons did an Abdominal Wall Fat Pad biopsy by making a 1 cm incision into the abdomen, lifting the flap & removing a 1 cm (circumferentially)piece of abdominal fat (No needle was involved.). The procedure was concluded with a 2-layer closure and the specimen was sent to pathology. What CPT code(s) would we use to bill for this? Thank you in advance for your insight and help.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    I would use the series of the 114xx or 116xx depending on the path results because of the incision and the layer closure.

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    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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