Excision of Cyst

Excision of Cyst

October 29, 2020

Question:
I need some help. The physician made an incision over a cyst was able to remove the contents in total or by piece meal. Would this be considered an excision of a benign lesion?

Answer:
Yes, it would be considered a benign lesion excision using a code from category 11400-11446. Make sure documentation includes the anatomic location, cm size of the cyst, type of closure if performed, risks and benefits and type of anesthetic used.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 10/29/20.

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