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    What CPT would be used for Excision of a scalp lipoma? The only thing close I found is the radical resection of scalp tumor and this is not it. Should I just go to the excision of lesions?

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    I would look at 11420...

    Per AMA:

    When lipomas are excised from skin or subcutaneous tissue, it would be appropriate to utilize the integumentary system excision of benign lesion codes (11400-11446). When the lesions are located in deep subfascial or submuscular tissues, the appropriate code from the musculoskeletal system should be reported to describe the work entailed

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    Columbus GA


    Rebecca is correct but make sure you look at the size of the lesion

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