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:;-reimbursement

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