Donna Posted Fri 28th of December, 2012 17:10:20 PM
Our Dr removed a .7 cm dermoid lesion from an infant eyelid under general anesthesia and sent it to pathology. It was benign. The closure included underlying muscle fiber reattatchement with vicryl sutures and subcutaneous tissue closure with mattress sutures. two layers of dermabond was applied. I was thinking 12051 and 11441, but that doesn't take into consideration infant was under general anesthesia. We use 67808 for chalazion under general and it has a higher RVU. Can you help me?
SuperCoder Answered Thu 03rd of January, 2013 21:49:30 PM
This procedure is done for infant hence the surgeon choose general anesthesia instead of local. The code descriptor of 11441 does not mention anything about anesthesia type. Hence in this scenario 11441 and 12051 are appropriate. 67808 is specifically for chalazion.