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A 55 year old man is seen by a dermatologist for the first time and complains of two cystic lesion on his back. considering thst the patient is otherwise healthy and has a primary care physician
caring for him, the dermatologist focuses (problem focused history) and focuses the problem focused physical examination on the patient trunk. The physicians concludes with straightfoward decision making that the lesions are sebaceous cysts. The physicians advises the patient that the lesions should be monitored for any changes but that nosurgical intervention is warranted at this time. what is the cpt code?
... code. CPT modifier -55 Postoperative Management Only ... the postoperative component is identified by attaching modifier -55 to the surgical procedure code.
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