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Dx code Basal Cell/Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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    Default Dx code Basal Cell/Squamous Cell Carcinoma
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    Could I use (173.5 Skin of trunk, except scrotum) for both diagnoses.
    BCC and SCC

    A. Skin, right mid chest:
    -BASAL CELL CARCINOMA, NODULAR TYPE, EXTENDING TO TISSUE EDGES.

    B. Skin, left chest:
    -SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA IN-SITU, INTRAEPIDERMAL EPITHELIOMA
    PATTERN EXTENDING TO TISSUE EDGES.

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    for lesion A I would use the 173.5. Lesion B says carcinoma in situ - I would use 232.5.

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    Excellent. Thank You!!!

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