Biopsies, shave removals, and excisions are basic procedures that dermatologists routinely perform to diagnose disease, relieve symptoms, and to treat cancers. From a coding perspective, these 3 procedures are characterized differently based on the intent and depth of the removal. Specialized biopsy codes are available for certain anatomic sites, and soft-tissue excision codes can be used in lieu of standard skin excision codes for tumors that are confined to the subcutis and below.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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