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Look to Mohs Codes for Dermatopathology

Question: The dermatopathologist removes a basal cell carcinoma from the central portion of the patient’s forehead. Specifically, he removes the carcinoma (first stage) and divides it into four tissue blocks for examination. Upon microscopic examination, the dermatopathologist finds the margins are clear of carcinoma. What CPT® code(s) should we report for this procedure? SuperCoder Subscriber Answer: You should report one unit of [...]