There are several factors to consider when coding for destruction of benign and pre-malignant lesions. Let’s begin with a definition.
From the CPT® book:
“Destruction means the ablation of benign, premalignant or malignant tissues by any method, with or without curettement, including local anesthesia and not usually requiring closure.”
Start with location
- Mouth, eyelid or margin, conjunctiva, vulva, vagina, anus, penis
- All other locations
Reviewed, Betsy Nicoletti 12/12/2018To unlock the rest of this article and access our premium content library of articles, billing guides, quick reference sheets and more, become a member. Already a member? Login