The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 13100 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Repair-Complex 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 ]
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 ]
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 ]