The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 11600 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Excision-Malignant Lesions Procedures on the Skin.
To select an appropriate code for excision of a benign (11400-11471) or malignant (11600-11646) skin lesion, you must determine the lesion’s diameter at its widest point, and add double the widt... [ Read More ]
Lesion excision coding may seem complex, but reporting excision of benign (11400-11471) and malignant (11600-11646) skin lesions can be mastered in five steps. Step 1: Measure First, Cut Second Whe... [ Read More ]
I often see incorrect medical coding for “flaps”, which were adjacent tissue transfers, 14000-14350. Coders do not always understand that you can only code for the closure of the primary and se... [ Read More ]
May is Melanoma Awareness Month; Keep your eyes open for this deadly disease. It’s ironic how much a melanoma lesion looks like a sunspot. Black, irregular, and isolated, the spot seems alien on ... [ Read More ]
CPT® provides different code sets to report excision of benign (11400-11471) and malignant (11600-11646) skin lesions/neoplasms. The codes within each set are differentiated broadly by site (for e... [ Read More ]