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Look to Anatomic Site in This Lesion Removal Encounter

Question: Our provider removed a vaginal lesion from a patient using a punch technique. His notes indicated that the excised diameter including margins was 0.6 cm and that the excision took longer than usual. Should I use 11421, given the lesion size, location, and removal method, or would 57061 or 57065 be more appropriate? SuperCoder Subscriber Answer: There are a [...]