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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

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Differentiate Excision, Biopsy

Question: After completing a self-audit, we discovered quite a few instances where skin excisions were coded as biopsies, and vice-versa. Can you share the difference between these services? Subscriber Answer: You are smart to delineate the difference between these services, because this is an area that commonly confuses practices from oncology to dermatology to general practice and beyond. When the physician [...]