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Michelle Posted 8 Year(s) ago

Can anyone help me to find the correct CPT code to use for an Excision of Pre Auricular Pit..Thanks

SuperCoder Posted 8 Year(s) ago

Excision: For preauricular cysts that involve simple closure, use the excision benign lesions of face codes (11440-11446).

Complex closure: If the surgeon uses a layer (12041-12057) or complex closure (13131-13133), code both the closure and the benign lesion excision, and report the procedure with more relative value units (RVUs) first.

More complex closure: If the closure is some type of tissue transfer, then code the closure [14040-14041. The flap includes the excision. So, you do not code the cyst’s excision.

744.47 is the ICD-9 code you'll use.

Jen Godreau, CPC, CPEDC
Content Director, Supercoder.com

Michelle Posted 8 Year(s) ago

Thank you Jen....I appreciate your help..Michelle

Posted by Michelle, 8 Year(s). There are 3 posts. The latest reply is from Michelle.

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