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The Otolaryngology Coding Coaches

The Team
Deborah Grider
CDIP, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-H,
CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC

July 30, 2015

 

Lipoma Removal

Question:  

I removed a huge lipoma from a patient and it seems like the benign skin lesion removal codes just don’t describe what I’m doing. Is there another code I can use?

Answer:

Yes! The “soft tissue tumor” codes were introduced into CPT in 2010 and better describe the procedure you are performing. These codes are located in the Musculoskeletal System section of CPT (e.g., 21555, 21556) rather than in the Integumentary System section of CPT (114xx for excision of benign skin lesions, 116xx for excision of malignant skin lesions).

*Past questions can be found in the archive section at the bottom of the page.

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Find Past Questions & Answers in the Otolaryngology Coding Coach Archives
 


 

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