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    Default Excision of lesion

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    If a physician removes a lesion that is 4x5 cm, how would I figure the actual size of the lesion?

    Thanks for your help

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Please read the guidelines in CPT

    Please read the guidelines in CPT - How to measure lesions is described in detail, including diagrams. (2010 Professional edition begins on page 59 and continues through page 61.)

    Lesions are coded by diameter plus narrowest margin.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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