Skin lesions: Can your documentation stand up to scrutiny? – Ophthalmology Management
We are often asked a simple question — whether removal of benign skin lesions is a covered service. The answer, alas, is complicated: “Sometimes.” This column will explain when the removal is a service covered by insurance and when it is not.
This article addresses the following questions:
- Does Medicare cover removal of benign skin lesions?
- When are these procedures covered?
- What if we don’t know if the lesion is benign or malignant?
- How should we proceed if the lesion is benign?
This article was published in Ophthalmology Management’s Coding & Reimbursement column, which is written by Corcoran’s Executive Vice-President, Suzanne Corcoran, COE. To view the entire article in Ophthalmology Management, click on the link below: