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    Default Multiple Shave Bx's

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    Procedure # 1: shave biopsy
    Size (in cm): 0.5 x 0.4
    Region: anterior
    Location: neck on left
    Comment: site 2 0.2 x 0.2 cm anterior neck in center
    site 3 0.3 x 0.4 cm anterior neck under left side of jaw
    site 4 0.3 x 0.3 cm left cheek, just anterior to ear
    site 5 0.3 x 0.2 cm left cheek, anterior & inferior to site 4
    all done with same procedure, all bases cauterized with Surgitron for hemostasis
    Instrument used: #10 blade
    Anesthesia: 1% lidocaine w/o epinephrine
    *Would I add the sized for the neck and cheek areas or do I code each shave individual?


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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    code each shave individual

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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