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For the Week of October 19, 2015 for Dermatology

Destruction of malignant skin lesions—revision to the Part B LCD

LCD ID number: L33813

The LCD for destruction of malignant skin lesions was revised to add ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes C44.01, C44.02, C44.09, C44.112, C44.119, C44.122, C44.129, C44.192, C44.199, C44.212, C44.219, C44.222, C44.229, C44.292, C44.299, C44.311, C44.319, C44.321, C44.329, C44.391, C44.399, C44.41, C44.42, C44.49, C44.510 - C44.519, C44.520 - C44.529, C44.590 - C44.599, C44.612, C44.619, C44.622, C44.629, C44.692, C44.699, C44.712, C44.719, C44.722, C44.729, C44.792, C44.799, C44.81, C44.82, and C44.89 to the “ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity” section of the LCD.

Effective date:

This LCD revision is effective for services rendered on or after October 1, 2015. LCD search at

Coding guidelines for an LCD (when present) may be found by selecting “Attachments” in the “Section Navigation” drop-down menu at the top of the LCD page.