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Ellipitical excision 2 same area

Judy Posted Tue 31st of July, 2012 13:22:28 PM

If physician has performed 2 ellipitical excisions same site on temple do you add the two excision measurements together or bill each one separately witha modifier?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 31st of July, 2012 14:41:48 PM

Code each lesion separately with a modifier.Excision is defined as full-thickness (through the dermis) removal of a lesion, including margins.

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