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    Please help! My boss had advised me that when he excises lesions to use integeumentary codes; however when he excises a 3cm mass of the hand/finger etc. to use the codes in the Musculoskeletal section - Dx: would be example: Epidermal cysts, - lipoma, giant cell tumors

    Just wondering if this is correct thanks for your help

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    Apr 2007


    yes absolutely, as long as the depth of the excision is there!!

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    Yes. Your Boss is correct.
    Candice Fenildo, CPC, CPMA, CPB, CENTC, CPC-I
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