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CPT 11600, Under Excision-Malignant Lesions Procedures on the Skin

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.

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April 21, 2019
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 width o... [ Read More ]
December 28, 2018
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 When a... [ Read More ]
March 26, 2018
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 secon... [ Read More ]
May 02, 2017
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 bot... [ Read More ]
October 15, 2015
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 exam... [ Read More ]
If a patient presents to the clinic for a suspected fracture and the provider applies a splint, we report the CPT code for the splint application and append the appropriate HCPCS Level II anatomical m... [ Read More ]
I took my CPC exam on 8/21 and so far the status has said "in transit to AAPC" and today it finally changed to "received"... How long did it take to get your results once AAPC rece... [ Read More ]
Patient was seen in our OR for EXCISION PILONIDAL CYST/SINUS COMPLICATED. The patient follows up weekly for wound care treatment. The wound clinic is in the same hospital as the OR and is being done... [ Read More ]
male presents to check for DM. Pt states he has a strong family hx of DM and has been feeling fatigued, thirsty, hungry with polyuria for years. His sister told him to get checked out. Pt states th... [ Read More ]
I'm new to spine surgery and was hoping someone could please let me know if I am coding this correctly. Any help or guidance would be appreciated. This is my 1st spine surgery. I'm thinking 63047, 630... [ Read More ]
I have been having an issue with trying to find information on when patients have Medicare and Medicaid. An example is that the patient has Medicare and Medicaid, but Medicaid is only family planning.... [ Read More ]
I have been having an issue with trying to find information on when patients have Medicare and Medicaid. An example is that the patient has Medicare and Medicaid, but Medicaid is only family planning.... [ Read More ]
I have been having an issue with trying to find information on when patients have Medicare and Medicaid. An example is that the patient has Medicare and Medicaid, but Medicaid is only family planning... [ Read More ]
A new doctor at our practice sees a patient and we bill for a New Patient. The insurance denies the New Patient E&M stating the doctor saw this patient previously. But he was seen almost three y... [ Read More ]
Hey all, Can anyone clarify on this: If a SNF patient is admitted to the hospital for 4 days and then returns to the SNF, can the SNF provider bill 99318 once they see the pnt back in the SNF? Is th... [ Read More ]