July 9 , 2020
My physician removed a soft tissue tumor on the patient’s foot measuring 1.2 cm. Documentation indicates subcutaneous. He is coding this as a benign excision and wants to report CPT code 11422. Can you tell me if this is correct?
The correct CPT code to report is CPT code 28043 (Excision, tumor, soft tissue of foot or toe, subcutaneous; less than 1.5 cm). You would not report a soft tissue tumor excision with the benign skin lesion excision codes.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 7/9/20.