Biopsy Diagnosis

Biopsy Diagnosis

June 25, 2020

Question:
What is the appropriate diagnosis code to submit when I do a skin biopsy of the eyelid?

Answer:
If you are submitting the claim the same day, you could report D49.2 (Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of skin) since the diagnoses is unknown, but it is recommended that you wait for the pathology report so you code the diagnosis is coded correctly based on the pathology report.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 6/25/20.

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