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Radical Resection MM of Abdomen

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    My derm surgeon just came to me asking for a code for a radical resection of a malignant melanoma of the abdomen, just above the naval. I don't have an op note yet (our surgeons code their own procedures,) but can anyone give me some guidance as CPT doesn't give a specific radical resection of soft tissue tumor code for an abdomen. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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    Start with the integumentary system.......1160X codes along with intermediate repairs, 1203X or complex repair, 1310X, or, you might take a look at 14000, which includes excison with "plasty" definitely need the operative note for this one........

    BTW...are your physicians certified coders? do they always code themselves? just curious......

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    Thanks for the suggestion, I really appreciate it. After review of the op note w/ AAD, we're going with 116xx and a complex repair.

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