tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 5

Reader's Question: Code 11420 and 11422 Separately for Excision

Question: Our surgeon diagnosed a patient with a verruca formation on the right middle finger, dorsal PIP level, and a smaller nodule formation with a possible verruca to the dorsal right middle finger. He documented excising a large verruca to the right dorsal middle finger at the PIP level with dimensions 6 mm x 6 mm, eclipsing out 1.5 cm x 8 mm x 5 mm. He also excised a small nodular formation to the right dorsal radial middle finger proximal to PIP level at 2 mm x 3 mm x 1 mm. He closed all incisions with...

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