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condition for which the procedure is performed

Incision and drainage codes are divided into subcategories according to the

Shaving of epidermal or Dermal Lesion

The removal of a lesion by transverse incision that did not require sutures closure is reported using codes from which subsection


excision defined as full thickness would be trough the


Single- layered closure of heavily contaminated wounds that require extensive cleaning or removal of particulate matter constitutes what type of repair

9 %

Using the " Rule of nines" one adult leg is what percentage of the human body


Mohs micrographic surgery reqiures a single physician to act in two integrated but separate and distinct capabilities of a suregon and a

an E/M code

wound closure requiring the use of adhesive strips as the sole repair material should be coded with

percentage of body surface and depth of burn

What two items are needed to correctly code for local treatment of burns


when reporting a staged procedure what modifier is added to the CPTcode


A physician performs an operative procedure that has a 90 day surgical package. On day 40 the same physician performs an unrelated procedure on the same patient. that modifier would you attach to the cpt code when reporting the second procedure


there is no tissue remaining for pathological examination after this method has been used


which modifier indicates a significant separately identifiable E/M service

site number diameter

to properly code lesion excision you must know the behavior and the narrowest margin about the lesion in addtion to the following

size and type

the method used by the physician to obtain a lesion biopsy depends in which set of factors

11100,11101 x 2

When coding 3 biopsies of the skin performed at the same visit the reporting would be

17000,17003 x 6 units

destruction of 7 actinic keratoses


fine needle aspiration of the breast without imaging


Mastectomy that is done for gynecomastia


excision of the malignant lesions a2.4 cm lesion ofthe leg, a3.2 cm lesion ofthe back, and a 1.6 cm lesion of the lip


excision of a pilonidal cyst that was a complicated procedure


To report an excision of a malignant lesion the correct range of codes to use would be

11200,11201 x 3 units

Removal of 37 skin tags by electrosurgical destruction


Removal with reinsertion of an implantable contraceptive capsule

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