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Details help differentiate between ICD-10-PCS root operations excision and resection

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, March 1, 2014

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ICD-10-CM root operations excision and resection are sometimes hard to differentiate. ICD-10-PCS defines excision (B) as cutting out or off, without replacement, a portion of a body part. Resection (T) is almost identical, but involves cutting out or off the entire body part.

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