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A lesson when coding for lesions

Physician Practice Perspective, March 4, 2003

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With more than 20 different codes describing lesion-removal procedures, selecting the correct one can be difficult. Adding to your challenge: What should you do when a patient needs two different types of lesions removed? Jo Ann Steigerwald, RHIT, senior consultant for Cleveland-based health care consulting firm the Wellington Group, says a physician removing multiple lesions is not unusual

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