In 2019, CPT is deleting codes 11100 and add-on code +11101 and replacing these codes with six new biopsy codes.
Using these codes indicates that the procedure was:
“to obtain tissue solely for diagnostic histopathologic examination when performed independently, or was unrelated or distinct from other procedures/services provided at the that time.” 
Biopsy code 111000 and 11101 deleted in 2019
The new codes are not defined by location or size, but are defined by the method of obtaining the biopsy. There is no need to wait for pahtology when reporting these new codes
Our billing guide for Minor Surgical Proceudres provides an in-depth look at coding guidelines for procedures with 0 to 10 global days, including biopsies.
RVUs are for 2019
|Code||Description||wRVU||Total non-facility rate||Global days|
|11102||Tangential biopsy of skin (e.g., shave, scoop, saucerize, curette) single lesion||0.66||100.91||0|
|+11103||each separate/additional lesion (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)||0.38||54.42||N/A|
|11104||Punch biopsy of skin (including simple closure, when performed) single lesion||0.83||126.86||0|
|+11105||each separate/additional lesion (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure||0.45||62.35||N/A|
|11106||Incisional biopsy of skin (e.g., wedge) (including simple closure, when performed) single lesion||1.01||153.53||0|
|+11107||each separate/additional lesion (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)||0.54||73.52||N/A|
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