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CPT 13153, Under Repair-Complex Procedures on the Integumentary System

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 13153 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Repair-Complex Procedures on the Integumentary System.

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April 21, 2019
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 width o... [ Read More ]
December 28, 2018
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 When a... [ Read More ]
May 02, 2017
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 bot... [ Read More ]
November 01, 2013
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 documen... [ Read More ]
October 01, 2013
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 located ... [ Read More ]
My provider is seeing patients for testing on one date of service 96132/96133/96138/96139. A few weeks later the patient sometimes needs to come back in with family to discuss the results. He wants to... [ Read More ]
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Several years ago the medical director stated we should be coding ADOS with CPT code 90791. As my co-worker and I are new to Behavioral Health billing and no one here is sure that this correct, is so... [ Read More ]