Coding is never easy and even in a case, which appears simple, when a patient comes for treatment of skin lesions, reporting can be complicated. But determining whether your dermatologist performed a biopsy or destruction and these three steps from our experts will make your job easier:
Step 1: Check the Lesion Method
To distinguish between procedure codes 11100-11101, 17000-17004, and 17110-17111, you should first check your dermatologist’s notes for the method he used.
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