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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Orangeburg SC

    Default coding issue

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    I need some assistance please...
    I need to know how to code this --

    removal of 180 cm2 strawberry nevus of left cheek, autograft of split thickness skin graft of 180cm2(squared)

    I am not familiar enough with the grafting codes to code this correctly and would love some assistance...

    thanks for your assistance

    Jane Albright

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Lesion removal and skin graft

    For an accurate response to surgical coding questions, please post the scrubbed procedure note.

    One thing I notice in your brief description ... Lesions are measure NOT by sq cm but by the widest diameter plus minimal margin necessary for complete removal. So you will need a diameter measurement of the nevus.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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