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CPT 17315, Under Mohs Micrographic Surgery Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 17315 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Mohs Micrographic Surgery Procedures.

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May 02, 2017

Examine the documentation for better coding. Co-written by Susan Ward, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC When reporting Mohs surgery for treatment of skin cancer, documentation must confirm that 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 ... [ Read More ]

September 15, 2015

by John Verhovshek, MA, CPC When reporting Mohs surgery for treatment of skin cancer, documentation must confirm that a single provider acted as both the surgeon (excising tissue) and pathologist (... [ Read More ]

March 01, 2014

Look for location, stages, and tissue blocks in documentation. By Susan Ward, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC When reporting Mohs surgery for treatment of skin cancer, documentation must confir... [ Read More ]

April 01, 2009

Location, quantity, and a physician doing two jobs are key to this procedure. By Susan Ward, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CDERC, CEMC, CPRC Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly-effective technique for treat... [ Read More ]

Does anyone have an optometry/ophthalmology specific risk table for MDM?

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Procedure note states that Debrided callous with #15 blade.

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