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    Default Exploration of scalp

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

    I am not familiar with coding for ASCs and need any guidance that can be provided.

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    Apr 2007
    Philadelphia, PA


    I had something like this before and ended up just coding the repair. This would be the only thing you could code since he did nothing else. All repair codes that I know of are payable codes in ASC.
    Last edited by SS62; 02-02-2010 at 10:35 AM.

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