The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 11606 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 ]
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 ]
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 ]