Venkataraman Posted Fri 29th of May, 2015 13:51:30 PM
I scrapped the tongue of a patient to look for malignant cells; what would be the CPT for scrapping (not for the cytology or KOH). Tx
SuperCoder Answered Mon 01st of June, 2015 03:44:08 AM
Well, the purpose of the test is important, if the part of the tongue is being taken to evaluate the malignancy, it is more likely a biopsy (when it is not for the cytology or KOH) so in that case you can code biopsy of tongue CPT 41100 or 41105 accordingly.