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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

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Same Site, Multiple Keloid Excisions

Question:The otolaryngologist performed three keloid excisions (sizes 1.2, 1.12, and 0.8) from the patient’s right ear. She closed using the z-plasty technique. Do I code based on the sum of the three benign lesions for the closure? CPT® states that the excision is included. Florida Subscriber Answer: It is difficult to answer based on the way you asked your question, since [...]

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