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Excision of lipoma from forehed

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    Default Excision of lipoma from forehed
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    Patient had an excision of lipoma from forehead-submuscular)- was 4-cm soft tissue with layered closure . Looking at CPT code 11444, but it has to more than that simple code . It was soft tissue, should be in muscular section but cant seem to find it, any suggestions ? thanks

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    I believe 11444 is the correct code for this lipoma excision. Keep in mind that CPT states that layered closure is separately reported, so you can bill 12052 (rvu=7.43) and 11444 (rvu=6.84). The layered closure pays more than the excision.

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    thanks-k-jag ,

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