Reporting Biopsy With Excision, Destruction Or Skin Lesion Removal

Reporting Biopsy With Excision, Destruction Or Skin Lesion Removal

A biopsy performed at the time of another more extensive procedure (e.g., excision, destruction, removal) is separately reportable under specific circumstances. If the biopsy is performed on a separate lesion, it is separately reportable.  This situation may be reported with anatomic modifiers or modifier 59. If the biopsy is performed on the same lesion on…