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punch biopsy

Kathy Posted Wed 11th of December, 2013 16:22:50 PM

How should punch biopsy be reported - 11100/11101?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 11th of December, 2013 18:09:09 PM

Yes. Code 11100 may be reported for a single or first biopsy, regardless of size. However, you should always consider location. If a punch biopsy is taken of certain areas, such as the lip [40490], external ear [69100] or eyelid [67810], it is appropriate to report the code for that specific body area.

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