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    Patient had a confirmed basal cell carcinoma of left lower eyelid. Operation was a wedge resection excisional biopsy of supicous lesion. Not sure about this code-that is, any ideas ?

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    Since the op note indicates excisional biopsy, I'm assuming the entire lesion was removed. If so, how about 67840. If not, how about the 116xx codes.

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    It sounds like more than skin removed then I would use 67840. If just skin use 116XX.

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