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    Default Skin lesion dx

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    I need verification that I'm using the right code. I'm thinking 173.6 Malignant Neoplasm of Skin of upper limb/Shoulder.

    Pathology report says:
    OPERATION: Left forearm skin lesion.
    DIAGNOSIS: Skin lesion, left forearm, biopsy - well-differentiated
    GROSS PATHOLOGY: Left forearm ? received is a 1.4 x 1 cm irregular shave of light tan crusting hair bearing skin. Inked, serially sectioned. All A1
    MICROSCOPIC PATHOLOGY: Sections of the left forearm skin lesion show well-differentiated invasive squamous cell carcinoma, extending to the biopsy margin

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    Columbia, MO


    Yes that is the correct code, good job!

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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