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Family Practice Coding Alert

CPT® Coding Strategies:

Discern Between Biopsy and Excision For Apt Skin Lesion Removal Reporting

Hint: Watch for site-specific biopsy codes to report in lieu of skin biopsy. When your physician performs a removal of a lesion of the skin to send to the lab for pathological studies, you should know when to report a biopsy and when to report an excision code. You should also know if you need to wait for the path [...]