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    I am looking for some guidance on how to code an exploration of a scalp lesion that was not excised. The general surgeon thought the lesion was a sebaceous cyst however after making the incision the lesion turned out to be a bony mass.

    Should this be coded as an Incision and Drainage with Modifier 52? The service was performed in the ASC.
    Last edited by shellott; 01-26-2010 at 11:36 AM.

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