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    Apr 2007
    Fort Worth Chapter

    Question Mohs DX

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    How do I code the diagnosis "Mohs Defect" I am coding for anesthesiologists so it doesnt get more descriptive than that or "Mohs defect 2nd to skin cancer excision Lip." or something along those lines. Id say 8 times out of ten I just get "Mohs defect". For the ones that say 2nd to skin cancer excision, I have been coding skin cancer, but Im not 100% satisfied with that.

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    You definitely do not code the cancer code after the Mohs surgery. It is now hx of so you need a V10.x code. Aslo We always coded first a code for the acquired deformity such as acquired deformity of the nose.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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