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    Two questions if there is anyone out there who codes for Derm.that we keep going round and round on.
    1.) When coding for MediCare does a code for SCC in situ roll over to a V10.83 after three months of being treated?

    2.) When coding for X procedures (like BX or EXCs) on same visit, do you charge post in the order of the PRs and Path report or in the order of the most significant/serious finding?

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    Two questions if there is anyone out there who codes for Derm.that we keep going round and round on.
    1.) When coding for MediCare does a code for SCC in situ roll over to a V10.83 after three months of being treated?

    2.) When coding for X procedures (like BX or EXCs) on same visit, do you charge post in the order of the PRs and Path report or in the order of the most significant/serious finding?
    1) It would become "hx of" once it is no longer being treated, the physician considers it cured.

    2) Code in order of highest RVU unless there is a different direction listed on a specific code.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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