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Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert

Biopsy:
You Have 3 Options When Coding for Debridement vs. Biopsy

These 3 scenarios will help you get your claims accepted the first time. Whether for skin, bone, or nail, biopsies are only reportable if the sole (get it?) purpose of the procedure is to remove a sample for biopsy. Combinations such as a therapeutic nail debridement (11721, Debridement of nail[s] by any method[s]; 6 or more) along with a nail [...]