Malignant Skin Lesion Re-Excision

Malignant Skin Lesion Re-Excision

February 15, 2018

Question:
We excised a skin lesion and the margins came back positive so I had to re-excise. I did the re-excision and now the path report came back as negative for cancer. How do I code this?

Answer:
Good question! You will use the malignancy diagnosis code as well as CPT code for the skin lesion removal as the first path report showed positive margins.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 02/15/18.

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