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    Default Removal of 2 cysts

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    Can someone help me with this question??

    Our Doc did a removal of a sebacous cyst. After removing it, he discovered another, smaller cyst right under the 1st. He removed that also. Would you charge for 2 removals, or because there was only 1 incision and it was a surprise find would you just code the 1?
    Nothing fancy or complicated was done.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Albany, New York


    One incision, One code
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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