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Medical Posted Mon 15th of September, 2014 17:35:27 PM

Can you please tell us which DX can be billed with CPT 17263 173.62,702.2, 173.0, 173.30 or 173.61?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 16th of September, 2014 01:46:42 AM

Code 17263 represents 'Destruction, malignant lesion (eg, laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery, surgical curettement), trunk, arms or legs; lesion diameter 2.1 to 3.0 cm.'

This code is for destruction of lesion in trunk, arms or legs. You may following ICD codes.

173.61 - Basal cell carcinoma of skin of upper limb, including shoulder.
173.62 - Squamous cell carcinoma of skin of upper limb, including shoulder.

Remaining ICD codes that you have mentioned are for different anatomical region than trunk, arms or legs. You may receive a denial because the ICD code would be inconsistent with the billed CPT code.

Thanks !!

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