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punch bx versus excision

  1. Default punch bx versus excision
    Medical Coding Books
    If a procedure note read:
    excised lesion using 5mm punch bx tool

    Would you code this an excision or bx??

  2. #2
    north seattle wa
    It would be an excision. The punch was the method they used for the excision.


  3. #3
    Default biopsy
    Biopsy." Bill for this when only part of the lesion is removed to obtain tissue for pathology. If the entire lesion is removed, use excision codes instead"

    Hope this help!!!

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