Family Practice Coding Alert

Procedure Coding: Look Beneath the Surface to Code Removals, Excisions, and Biopsies

- Published on Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Four concepts help simplify reporting these skin procedures. Knowing how to code for an excision, a shave removal, or a biopsy when your provider removes a section of a patient’s skin isn’t complicated. Do this: All you have to do is keep four basic concepts in mind: what was the removal’s purpose; how deep was the incision; where on the [...]

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