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Mass Removal Help coding

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    Default Mass Removal Help coding
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    I'm looking for guidance.
    The physician identifies a groin mass and removes by making an incision but doesn't make an incision including margins. He sliced along the groin line and removed what was underneath the skin in pieces. How do you go about coding this? He estimates the mass under the skin was a 1x2 cm, but was not excised as a 1x2 it was removed in pieces and no skin involved and no margins involved. How do I code this properly?

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    Does he specify depth, it sounds to me as if you may want to look at the excision codes in the musculoskeletal section of the cpt
    Melissa Tescher, CPC, CPMA, CEMC Compliance and Coding Specialist
    Willamette Valley Professional Services member National Advisory Board 2013-2015

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