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Biopsy of gum tissue--HELP! What CPT code

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    Question Biopsy of gum tissue--HELP! What CPT code
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    Our dermatologist performed several skin procedures on a patient during their encounter, but one has me puzzled. It is documented as a "biopsy of upper gum tissue". I am having trouble finding an appropriate CPT Code for this service. The specimen was collected via Shave Biopsy. It's location was from the left upper gum. Is there a CPT code for this service, or should I use 41899?
    Thank you.
    Last edited by kkraus1; 04-12-2010 at 08:49 AM. Reason: resolved

  2. Default BX of gum
    Review the cpt code for Bx vestibule, see if that's what you need.

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    40808 Biopsy, vestibule of mouth

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