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Lipoma Excision

Debra Posted Tue 16th of December, 2014 09:32:19 AM

I will be coding lipoma excisions today. There are 3 separate excisions on the neck. Do I add each excision measurement together and just use 1 cpt code, or would I code each excision separately.

I know I have to take into consideration the depth of the excisions as well as the location and the size. I just wasn't sure if I add the measurements together and use 1 code, or each excision would have its on cpt code.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 16th of December, 2014 09:42:08 AM

You should be using the excision codes in the 21552-21556 for your codes. You should select a code for each excision based on the depth and size of the lipoma.

For additional information regarding billing of lipomas this please see the following link.

Hope this helps.

Debra Posted Tue 16th of December, 2014 10:08:23 AM

Thanks for sending this link. It is very helpful.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 16th of December, 2014 10:26:42 AM

You are welcome.

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