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.40-41 (CONTINUED) Procedure Coding for Skin Lesions and Lacerations
AHIMA 2009 Audio Seminar guidelines related to excision of skin lesions and treatment of lacerationsDiscuss challenging coding cases related to skin lesion excisions and lacerations repairs1 Todays review will be focused on the following topics:Excision Benign LesionsExcision Malignant LesionsPilonidalCystRepair Intermediate Complex Destruction Procedure Coding for Skin Lesions and Lacerations
AHIMA 2009 Audio Seminar of Skin and the Lesions That Develop5 CPTCodes and DescriptionsCode Range: Excision Benign LesionsExcision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), trunk, arms or legs; excised diameter 0.5 cm or less excised diameter 0.6 to 1.0 cmexcised diameter 1.1 to 2.0 cmexcised diameter 2.1 to 3.0 cmexcised diameter 3.1 to 4.0 cmexcised diameter over 4.0 cm Procedure Coding for Skin Lesions and Lacerations
AHIMA 2009 Audio Seminar Instructions/GuidanceFor excision of a benign or malignant lesionThe size of the lesion is determined by adding the size of the lesion at its widest to double the width of the narrowest margin; this size is determined prior to excisionThe incision size may be larger than the excised lesion and marginsTwo or more lesions may be removed as a single specimenThe surgeon must specify the size of the lesion and margins
CPTCoding Instructions/GuidanceIf an adjacent tissue transfer is used to close the defect, the excision of the lesion is not reported separately Simple closure is inherent to the procedure Intermediate or complex closures are reported separatelyWhen multiple lesions are excised, use a separate code for each lesion that is Within each anatomic site, combine
the similar repair lengthsProcedure Coding for Skin Lesions and Lacerations
AHIMA 2009 Audio Seminar 2000 pages 8-9Clinical Vignette #1 identifies use of CPTcodes 13132 and 13133Clinical Vignette #2 identifies use of CPTcodes 13101 and 13102November 2002 page 5Excision of skin lesionsMeasuring lesion excision -illustrationMeasuring lesions excisedChemosurgery -MohstechniqueMohsmicrographic surgeryAugust 2006 page 10Lipomaexcision from the right flankCoding Clinic for H