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    Which CPT code do you use to report the excision of two benign moles from a patient's abdomen? I am looking at codes from the 11400 category based on the anatomic region and the diameter, but I can't find a code for the abdominal area. Thanks.

    Two different moles were excised from the upper abdomen and the lower abdomen each measuring 0.5 cm in diameter.

    Any suggestions appreciated.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    The abdomen is considered as part of the trunk, so that range of codes (11400-11406) is the correct range for an excision for benign lesions. For removal done by excision, don't forget to add the margins in for the excision size.
    Hope this helps!

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    Thanks so much Carinn!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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