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Finger Excision

L Posted Mon 29th of February, 2016 00:22:58 AM

How would I code the following:
DIAGNOSIS: Left index finger dorsal soft tissue swelling compatible with hypertrophic granulation and chronic ulcerative type lesions.

PROCEDURE: Irrigation and excision of soft tissue granulation tissue and ulcerative lesions, dorsal left index finger. Measurement was 2.5 cm x 4 mm x 5 mm.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 01st of March, 2016 05:37:32 AM

Hi,
Appropriate code for this scenario would be:
11423 Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; excised diameter 2.1 to 3.0 cm
Thanks!

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