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Excision vs Biopsy

  1. #1
    Daytona Beach
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    My Dr gave me a superbill (charge slip) with excision of 4mm neoplasm skin of buttucks. When I reviewed her progress note she wrote Punch biopsy taken today removing the entire lesion with minimal margin. When I questioned her about it- she said that she was told that if she removed the entire lesion then it would be excision- and it did not matter how she took it off. The only thing that I read on excision is that a scapel was used. Please let me know if anybody has any ideas. Thanks

  2. #2
    Modesto, CA; Central Valley Chapter
    I say if she did a punch biopsy then a punch biopsy is what you code.

    Just my opinion.


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