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    If a provider shaves off three lesions from the patient's axillary area all measuring 3.5 cm, how do you code this? Would you report 11300 X 3 or 11300, 11300 59, 51, 11300 59, 51?

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    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    Any takers?
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    Quote Originally Posted by dballard2004 View Post
    If a provider shaves off three lesions from the patient's axillary area all measuring 3.5 cm, how do you code this? Would you report 11300 X 3 or 11300, 11300 59, 51, 11300 59, 51?

    Thanks.
    If the lesions are measuring 3.5cm then it should be coded as 11303 Shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion, single lesion, trunk, arms or legs; lesion diameter over 2.0 cm

    11300 is for Shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion, single lesion, trunk, arms or legs; lesion diameter 0.5 cm or less.
    I would not use 3 units, just bill 3 separate lines.

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    Thanks! Would I use the modifiers?
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    Im not sure about 51, I would use only 59

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    Thanks so much!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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