Hello everyone,

Under the CPT 17260 code can a physician bill this as an excision code if he also destroyed it (electrodesiccation and curettage)? If yes, are margins also included? Can he even use margins?

Example: Squamous cell ca on the right arm before removal 2.0cm x 1.0cm with 5.0cm margins (2.0cm + 1.0cm (5.0cm+5.0cm) = 3.0cm followed by electrodesiccation and curettage CPT code 17263 CPT code.

Can you even code a scenario like this??

Thanks much,