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Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

Bust 4 Myths Before Making a $300 Vulvectomy, Integumentary Code Mistake

Highlight the type of lesion, lesion size (plus margin), and type of closure. Worst case scenario: Your ob-gyn treats a patient for a vulvar lesion and you incorrectly choose an integumentary code instead of a vulvectomy one. Impact: Check your relative value units (RVUs). All vulvectomies have more RVUs than lesion excisions because vulvectomies involve much more work. For instance, [...]

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