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CPT 11602, Under Excision-Malignant Lesions Procedures on the Skin

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 11602 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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January 02, 2018
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October 01, 2013
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April 01, 2010
By Trina Cuppett, CPC, CPC-H and G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Coding skin neoplasm diagnoses and excisions requires careful attention to detail. The key to accurate reporting is knowing the sort of det... [ Read More ]
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