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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

Vulvectomy:
Bust 4 Myths to Avoid a $400 Vulvectomy, Integumentary Code Error

You must know the lesion type, size (plus margin), and type of closure. Worst case scenario: Your oncologist 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. Vulvectomies involve much more work. For instance, 56620 [...]