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    Default Help with Coding Dysplastic Atypical Nevus

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    Doc did a punch biopsy of a right lateral chest multipigmented very dark lesion - Pathysplastic (Atypical) Compound Nevus; Pigmented skin lesion Would you code this as malignant; or uncertain behavior or benign.
    He now is going to take the pt to the OR and excise the lesion. Thanks for your help
    Deb, CPC

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    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire


    I''d call a benign neoplasm and specify the area, you would also need to know the size.
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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