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    Default excision location- Face or Neck

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    Trying to determine if this should be coded as the Face or Neck.

    "A very limited limb of a standard
    parotidectomy-type incision was then made, anterior inferior to the
    earlobe, and then into the postauricular region, around the cyst itself,
    which measured almost 2 cm in longest dimension. "
    Rachell Lindley, CPC
    Multispecialty Clinic Coding
    Internal Medicine
    General Surgery
    Family Medicine

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    Bangor, Maine


    Oh, that's a good one. I would personally go with face but opinions may vary

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    I would go with face as well.

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    Neck...the incision described went from just below the earlobe around to the back of the ear (post-auricular region); parotidectomy incisions are not usually on the face.

    CT ENT

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