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Lesion excision changes cut across many specialties

Physician Practice Perspective, February 21, 2003

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New CPT codes, instructions for your physicians and billersOne of the significant differences in this year’s new codes is the instructions on how to measure for lesion excisions, explains Susan Callaway, CPC, CCS-P, of North Augusta, SC. “Lesion excisions are performed by lots of different specialties, so this is a wide-reaching change.”In the past, when a lesion was excised from the body, the physician had to code the procedure based on the lesion’s size. Now, the code is based on the margin around the lesion. So, instead of delegating the job of measuring the

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