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  1. User id : 12472 Posted 3 years ago

    Can anyone help me to find the correct CPT code to use for an Excision of Pre Auricular Pit..Thanks

  2. SuperCoder Posted 3 years ago

    Excision: For preauricular cysts that involve simple closure, use the excision benign lesions of face codes (11440-11446).

    Complex closure: If the surgeon uses a layer (12041-12057) or complex closure (13131-13133), code both the closure and the benign lesion excision, and report the procedure with more relative value units (RVUs) first.

    More complex closure: If the closure is some type of tissue transfer, then code the closure [14040-14041. The flap includes the excision. So, you do not code the cyst’s excision.

    744.47 is the ICD-9 code you'll use.

    Jen Godreau, CPC, CPEDC
    Content Director, Supercoder.com

  3. User id : 12472 Posted 3 years ago

    Thank you Jen....I appreciate your help..Michelle

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