Cyst Excision

Cyst Excision

October 28, 2021

Question:
One of our physicians made excised a cyst measuring 1.3cm on the arm.  She removed all of the contents by piece meal.  Is this considered a benign lesion excision?  What code would I use?

Answer:
Yes, this would be considered a benign lesion excision as long as a full thickness incision is made through the dermis.  The code selection is based on anatomical location and size of lesion.  The correct code is 11402.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 10/28/21.

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