tci Part B Insider - 2013 Issue 13

Dermatopathology: 4 Tips Maximize Your Mohs Pay

Don’t miss add-ons and separate services. When is a pathologist not just a pathologist? When he’s also a surgeon/dermatologist for procedures such as Mohs micrographic surgery. If your practice includes an outpatient clinic performing skin cancer excision and histologic evaluation and margin exam by a single physician, you’ll need to know how to use the following codes: ·         17311 — Mohs micrographic technique, including removal of all gross tumor, surgical excision of tissue specimens, mapping, color coding of specimens, microscopic examination of specimens by the surgeon, and histopathologic...

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