MAY 25, 2017
Multiple Lesion Removal Versus Chalazion
Question: Our surgeon performed CPT code 67840 Excision of lesion of eyelid. However, the surgeon removed multiple lesions. Shouldn’t this be submitted as CPT code 67801 Excision of chalazion multiple same lid? The procedure note states: Excision of multiple lid lesions left eyelid - left upper eyelid, left temporal, center, top inferior and bottom inferior?
Answer: CPT code 67840 applies per eye, no matter how many lesions are removed. This code includes the language other than chalazion. If indeed the lesions were chalazia, then, CPT code 67801 is correct.
Learn more about minor procedures in Ophthalmic Coding: Learn to Code the Essentials, the Ophthalmic Coding Coach, and Ophthalmic Coding: Learn to Code Oculofacial.