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    I am confused. Do we do lipoma's the same as lesions when it comes to measurements? I appreciate anyone that can answer my question? I think I should do as lesions. The new tumor codes are confusing me.

    Last edited by vmounce; 01-21-2010 at 06:03 AM.

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    From what I understand....
    the deepest layer of resection determines the correct coding....

    tumor 4.5cm but requires a resection 7cm of tissue.

    Also see pg 86 in CPT book

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    I appreciate the info... I didn't think to see the notes at the beginning of the musculosckeletal system. I made it more difficult than it should have been.

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