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.
Although you may not think you get paid for it, it’s included in the payment for surgery. In July 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began requiring medical offices with... [ 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 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 ... [ Read More ]
By Stephen C. Spain, MD, FAAFP, CPC The surgical treatment of common skin lesions is an important source of revenue for most family practice offices. Because skin treatment coding is complex, it’... [ Read More ]