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    If the site of the lesion is not under lesion, do you look under neoplasm by site benign or neoplasm by skin of site?

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    Assuming you have a path report that says benign, then is it just benign neoplasm of skin. If you do not have a path report then you code disorder of skin 709.9 or 709.8.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    I agree with debra.If you do not have any specification then you can code as disorder of skin 709.9.

    Nalini CPC

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