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    Default Endoscopic excision of forehead mass

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    how you would code...

    Endoscopic excision of forehead soft tissue mass 3 x 2 cm

    Pt was prepped and draped in the usual fashion. There area was infiltrated
    with lidocaine and epinephrine. A small incision was made in the hairline and
    a subgaleal pocket was created. We placed an endoscope and under video-
    directed vision, we identified a soft tissue fatty tumor in the subcutaneous
    plane. This was then carefully dissected circumferentially and a 2 x 3 cm
    soft tissue mass was then pulled out through the endoscope, a remote access
    hole for the forehead. The pocket was irrigated. Hemostasis was obtained.
    The incision was closed with chromic and staples.

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    Apr 2007


    this code mocks of 21011 or 21012.

    Use unlisted code 21499 and use fee for one of the above

    Thats how I would personally report it


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