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    Smile shaving of lesion

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    physician shaved two skin lesions on the abdomen. One was 0.4 cm and the other was 0.3 cm. Would it be coded as:

    11300 & 11300-51 or would it be coded as 11300 x 2

    I am under the impression to use mod 51 for multiples procedures they have to be in different areas of the body not in the same area


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    Heather, that's what I was looking for ............
    Last edited by ARCPC9491; 09-22-2008 at 12:16 PM. Reason: Revised!

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    A thread dealing with this same sort of question can be found at the following

    See also April 2008 edition of Coding Edge Magazine.
    Last edited by heatherwinters; 09-22-2008 at 12:56 PM. Reason: additional information
    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    I'd use a .59 modifier on the second code. To differentiate the fact that it was a separate procedure (which appears to be same site/same code used).
    {that's my opinion on the posted matter}
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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