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Excision of Benign or Malignant lesions

Paul Posted Thu 06th of October, 2016 17:22:21 PM
How would you bill for excision of an unknown neoplasm, that has not been previously biopsied. My surgeon wants it billed immediately but I want to hold billing until I have pathology confirmation of malignant or benign. Pathology can take up to 2 weeks to get back to us.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 07th of October, 2016 07:36:38 AM

You can bill for the excision procedure of the site for which physician performed the procedure with the unknown neoplasm diagnosis at this point of time. Means, you can for the procedure with the unknown neoplasm diagnosis. Check your procedure site and select the excision procedure CPT and ICD-10 code for unknown neoplasm specific to site.

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