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First thing first, read the Operative Report as well as the Pathology Report:

Keyword(s):  (possible keyword to look for) - Full Thickness(up to the
upper layers of the dermis or through the dermis) Incision; look at codes
below:

For your BENIGN LESIONS:

11420         Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag
(unless listed elsewhere), scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; excised
diameter 0.5 cm or less         

11421         Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag
(unless listed elsewhere), scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; excised
diameter 0.6 to 1.0 cm

11422         Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag
(unless listed elsewhere), scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; excised
diameter 1.1 to 2.0 cm

11423         Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag
(unless listed elsewhere), scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; excised
diameter 2.1 to 3.0 cm

11424         Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag
(unless listed elsewhere), scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; excised
diameter 3.1 to 4.0 cm

11426         Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag
(unless listed elsewhere), scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; excised
diameter over 4.0 cmpayable.


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For MALIGNANT  LESIONS:

11620         Excision, malignant lesion including margins, scalp, neck,
hands, feet, genitalia; excised diameter 0.5 cm or less

11621         Excision, malignant lesion including margins, scalp, neck,
hands, feet, genitalia; excised diameter 0.6 to 1.0 cm

11622         Excision, malignant lesion including margins, scalp, neck,
hands, feet, genitalia; excised diameter 1.1 to 2.0 cm

11623         Excision, malignant lesion including margins, scalp, neck,
hands, feet, genitalia; excised diameter 2.1 to 3.0 cm

11624         Excision, malignant lesion including margins, scalp, neck,
hands, feet, genitalia; excised diameter 3.1 to 4.0 cm

11626         Excision, malignant lesion including margins, scalp, neck,
hands, feet, genitalia; excised diameter over 4.0 cm


Keyword(s): (Deep Soft tissue mass, Subcutaneous, Intramuscular,
below fascia, tumor)

You might want to look at CPT Codes under the Musculoskeletal Codes:

21555         Excision, tumor, soft tissue of neck or anterior thorax,
subcutaneous; less than 3 cm

21552         Excision, tumor, soft tissue of neck or anterior thorax,
subcutaneous; 3 cm or greater         

21556         Excision, tumor, soft tissue of neck or anterior thorax,
subfascial (eg, intramuscular); less than 5 cm

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