Victoria Posted Thu 17th of August, 2017 11:34:36 AM
what would be the best CPT coding for the following surgical procedure?
With the patient in the supine position, the lesion was marked out with about 5mm normal skin on all sides from the central crater and converted into a vertical ellipse. The entire area was infiltrated with 1% lidocaine with epinephrine. Because of the patient's low platelet count, cautery was used for excision after the initial scalpel incision throught the dermis. The lesion was excised in total, tagged at the 12-o'clock position, and sent to pathology. The edges of the wound were then elevated on skin hooks and widely undermined, expecially in the central portion of the ellipse. A #0 prolene suture was thn first used to reduce the tension across the margins of the wound, and then subcuticular 3-0 monocryl was used for deep closure. The skin was then approximated with running interrupted 5-0 fast-absorbing catgut. The incision was then taped with steri-strips.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 18th of August, 2017 06:38:05 AM
Cpt code 11600 seems appropriate as per the scenario described above.
Hope this helps!