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This guide is taken from our webinar “Coding for Minor Surgical Procedures”. Medical practitioners often find it easier to do a minor procedure than to code the procedure. And coders struggle with the documentation in order to select the right type of service and the correct code within the category. Coding procedures incorrectly can result in revenue loss and in compliance risk.
This guide describes the coding rules related to lesion destruction, laceration repair, wound care, removal of foreign body and other common in-office procedures. Each procedure requires specific documentation for accurate coding. Those requirements are defined for each type of procedure.
Table of Contents
- Destruction of benign and pre-malignant lesions
- Destruction of malignant lesions
- Excision of benign and malignant lesions
- Shaving of epidermal and dermal lesions
- New biopsy codes
- Foreign body removal
- Joint injection
- Cerumen removal
- Active wound care management
- Debridement, subcutaneous tissue and muscle
- Modifier 25
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