The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 11313 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Shaving of Epidermal or Dermal Lesions Procedures.
The rules are a little flaky so you must go below the surface to get answers. Biopsy is the removal and examination of suspicious tissue for diagnostic purposes. Skin biopsy may be performed by pun... [ Read More ]
To accurately code for skin lesion excision, you need to extract from the documentation the answers to three very important questions: Was the lesion benign or malignant? Where was the lesion locat... [ Read More ]
By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC The practice of medicine constantly evolves. Established roads change direction. Familiar landmarks disappear, and ne... [ Read More ]
As always, careful review of the documentation is necessary for correct coding, as well. By Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASCC, CCS-P When documented by a physician, the simple statem... [ Read More ]
By Jennifer Swindle, CPC, CEMC, CFPC, RHIT, CCS-P, CCP-P There are many minor skin procedures performed in the medical office. It’s critical for coders and physicians to communicate effectively s... [ Read More ]