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    Default vulvar lesion excision&destruction

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    How should I code this?
    If a pt has symptomatic multiple vulvar lesions and the surgeon excises and biopsies 3 of them and uses ablation on the remaining twenty lesions.
    Can I code 56515 for the destruction of the twenty lesions and 56605/56606 for the remaining three that were excised and biospied? I'm not getting any edits from my encoder but I am just not sure about it.
    Any input would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you
    Diann Do Bran CPC, CPC-H

    *** I went to the NCCI edit website and answered my own question. It has a "0" indictator so it's not allowed. **** Good thing I was questioning myself and my encoder!
    Last edited by diann; 10-28-2010 at 04:09 PM. Reason: NCCI Edit

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