October 28, 2021
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?
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.