AMA CPT® Assistant - 1992 Issue 2 (February)

Excision of Tumors Involving Joints (Summer 1992)

Summer 1992 page 22 Coding Clarification Excision of Tumors Involving Joints In CPT, there are codes for removal of lesions of the trunk, arms, legs, scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia, face, ears, eyelids, nose and lips in the 11400-11446 and 11600-11646 code range. These codes represent lesions that typically occur on or near the surface of the skin compared to the type of lesion (tumor) that involves a joint. Excision of neoplasms (tumors) about a joint area requires special knowledge and skill and becomes more of an orthopedic concern because of the joint involvement. In the musculoskeletal system, there...

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