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    My provider excised a lower lip vermilion border lesion (not full thickness) and then created a mucosal flap to reapproximate the vermilion border. Would I still use 14060 for the flap, even though skin wasn't involved? Thanks for any help.
    Sue Vermette, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    Albany, New York


    I would use 14060.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    Apr 2007


    Some of the lip excision codes have built in a flap or mucosal advancement as part of the closure. See 40500 & 40525
    Eileen Blankenship, CPC
    Remote Coder

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