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  • B Burgess
    Haven t had enough coffee this morning to get started................. Which would be the more appropriate code for basal cell carcinomas of the skin ?? Would
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 5, 2006
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      Haven't had enough coffee this morning to get started.................

      Which would be the more appropriate code for basal cell carcinomas of the skin ?? Would it be the 173 series or the 232 ?? (or something else ???)

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    • KERRY SYLVAN
      WHEN SELECTING A NEOPLASM CODE, AFTER LOCATING THE BODY PART, THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE INFORMATION AS TO WHETHER IT IS MALIGNANT (1, 2 OR IN CITU) OR
      Message 2 of 3 , Jun 5, 2006
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        WHEN SELECTING A NEOPLASM CODE, AFTER LOCATING THE BODY PART, THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE INFORMATION AS TO WHETHER IT IS MALIGNANT (1, 2 OR IN CITU) OR BENIGN, UNCERTAIN, UNSPECIFIED
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        Haven't had enough coffee this morning to get started.................

        Which would be the more appropriate code for basal cell carcinomas of the skin ?? Would it be the 173 series or the 232 ?? (or something else ???)

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      • B Burgess
        Actually, at this time I am just working on a superbill and am trying to figure out where basal cell and squamous cell go since the CPT clearly has codes for
        Message 3 of 3 , Jun 6, 2006
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          Actually, at this time I am just working on a superbill and am trying to figure out where basal cell and squamous cell go since the CPT clearly has codes for melanoma but then after that 173 is just "other malignant neoplasm skin".

          KERRY SYLVAN <abcmdbiller123_55@...> wrote: WHEN SELECTING A NEOPLASM CODE, AFTER LOCATING THE BODY PART, THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE INFORMATION AS TO WHETHER IT IS MALIGNANT (1, 2 OR IN CITU) OR BENIGN, UNCERTAIN, UNSPECIFIED
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