CPT does not make it easy to locate codes for destruction of lesion(s). These codes are found in multiple chapters throughout the CPT book, and are classified by a variety of factors (size, method of destruction, type (pre-malignant/malignant/benign), etc.)
Accurate coding is essential to accurate payment. This tip sheet was created to help you quickly locate the correct CPT code for lesion destruction.
- Coding for excision of lesions
- Reporting excision of multiple lesions of the same size
- Minor Procedures