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inflammatory disease of the joints and collagen of the skin; can affect other body organs
systemic lupus erythematosus
which is a description of a fungating tumor?
Mushrooming pattern of growth as tumor cells pile on top of each other
local anesthesia is defined in the cpt guidlines as
local infiltration, metacarpal, matatarsal/ digital block or topical anesthesia
excision including simple closer of benign lesions of the skin includes this type of anesthesia
know the definition of a "separate surgery"
considerd minor procedures that are reported when they are the only service performed or when along with a major procedure of a different site
know the contents of a surgical package
pre-op visit, intra-op services, post-op visits, usual complication, typical follow up care
the removal of a lesion by transverse incision that did not require sutured closure is reported using codes from which subsection
11300 shaving of epidermal or dermal lesions
mohs micrographic surgery requires a single physician to act in two intergrated but separate and distinct capabilities of a surgeon and an:
to properly code lesion excision, you must know the behavior and the narrowest margin about the lesion, in addition to the following:
site, number, size
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