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    Default Excision of Malignant Lesion

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    Hello Fellow Coders,

    Patient came in for excision to the Left superior chest, Left lower back, and Right posterior waist code 11604 x3, intermediate repair done to all 3 sites cpt 12032 since the repair is the same anatomical site (trunk) can cpt code 12032 be billed in units also the final incision was 3.0 cm in length all 3 sites I'm confused by the documentation.

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    Columbia, MO


    when you have repairs all in the same area such as trunk, you add the lengths together and bill one repair code with one unit, even though you will have 3 excision codes.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you Debra for you help.

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    I also agree to Debra

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