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    Adjacent tissue transfer on right brown lesion measuring 1.5 cm , would that be considered 14060-for eyelids or 14040 -forehead ?

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    Good question. When coding these types of procedures, I go with forehead. The eyebrows are anatomically closer to the forehead than the lids.

    This is how I distinguish between the two ...
    def., forehead; the part of the face between the eyebrows, the normal hairline, and the temples.
    def., eyelid; either of two folds of skin and muscle that can be closed over the exposed portion of the eyeball.
    Last edited by plasticscoder; 01-27-2012 at 08:57 AM.

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