The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 12057 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Repair-Intermediate Procedures on the Integumentary System.
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 ]
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 ]
Preview what’s in store for coding in the year ahead so you aren’t caught by surprise. By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC It’s that time of year where surprise pack... [ Read More ]
Find three important details in the wound repair report, and you’ve got the case all sewn up. by G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC When coding for wound repair (closure), you must search the clinical docu... [ Read More ]