Chapter 18 Review
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the method used by a physician to obtain a lesion biopsy depends on what?
size & type
to properly code lesion excision you must know behavior and narrowest margin about lesion and what else?
site, number, and diameter
when coding three biopsies of the skin performed at the same visit what would the code be?
excision defined as full thickness would be through what layer of skin?
which modifier indicates a significant separately identifiable E/M service?
what 2 items are needed to correctly code the local treatment of burns?
percentage of body surface & depth of burn
when an excision is being performed the margins refer to what?
narrowest margin required to adequately excise the lesion based on physicians judgement
the removal of a lesion by transverse incision that did not require sutured closure is reported using codes from which subsection?
shaving of epidermal or dermal lesions
I&D codes are divided into subcategories according to what?
condition as to which procedure is performed
to correctly code lesion excision you must know behavior, benign or malignant, as well as site & _______ & ________ of the lesion
number & size
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