Barbara Posted Wed 09th of January, 2019 15:18:35 PM
Removal of papiloma floor of mouth down to the level of subcutaneous tissue lingual nerve was preserved and the papiloma was transected away from the underlying tongue musculature. I'm not comfortable coding 41116 because the tumor is not superficial, thoughts?
SuperCoder Answered Thu 10th of January, 2019 07:45:37 AM
Thank You for your Question nbsp CPT code states that the provider uses a scalpel and excises the lesion in the floor of the mouth along with some normal surrounding tissue and sends it to pathology for further analysis As per the above documentation it seems provider has excised surrounding...