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Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert

You Be the Coder:
Determine the Size of the Lesion

Question: When our podiatrist performs shaving or excision of a lesion, should we consider the amount of normal tissue margins that were removed with the lesion or should we take into account only the size of the lesion that was removed? Vermont Subscriber Answer: When your podiatrist performs a shave of a lesion, you should only consider the size of the lesion [...]