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    4.1 cm is it Ok to code with 14060

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    Is 4.1 square cm? If it is then, yes 14060 would be correct. Otherwise you will need to go back to the physician and ask for the square cm.

    Alicia, CPC

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    I have a question as the titel is 'lesion removal' yet the code you gave, 14060 is for adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement. Which are you performing? As lesion removal is a different set of codes and does not go by square cm where as the adjacent tissue transfer does go by square cm.
    Stephanie Livingston, CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by slivingston View Post
    I have a question as the titel is 'lesion removal' yet the code you gave, 14060 is for adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement. Which are you performing? As lesion removal is a different set of codes and does not go by square cm where as the adjacent tissue transfer does go by square cm.
    Diagnosis: Squamous cell carcinoma
    Procedure: Excision of 4.1 cm lesion from cheek with advancement flap repair

    Thank you

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    If you look at your CPT guidelines, you will find that when closure of the surgical wound for excision of a lesion requires an adjacent tissue transfer (e.g. advancement flap), you code the flap and do NOT separately code the lesion removal.

    In order to code the flap you will need the physician to document the sq centimeters of the flap. From the info you have given, it looks like the physician ONLY documented the size of the lesion. That is insufficient to code this report.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Thank you Tessa

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