AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 4 (April)

Integumentary vs Musculoskeletal Lesion Excisions (April 2010)

April 2010 pages 3-4 Integumentary vs Musculoskeletal Lesion Excisions There is often confusion in determining whether the excision of soft tissue tumors is reported with codes from the integumentary system or the musculoskeletal system. To dispel this ambiguity, new codes and guidelines have been established for the integumentary and musculoskeletal system in the CPT 2010 codebook. This article will provide an overview on the different types of lesion excisions in the integumentary and musculoskeletal systems, as well as describe the additions and revisions to these codes and guidelines. Review of Skin Anatomy Skin, the body’s largest organ system...

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