CPC exam questions 2017

CPC Previous year Questions for Practice CPC 2017 with Answers -Part 1

Question 2

The left breast was prepped and draped in a sterile fashion. An incision from the 3 around to the 9 o’clock position on the areolar border on its inferior aspect was made in the skin and extended to the subcutaneous tissue. The breast mass was excised by sharp dissection. The mass was found to be approximately 1.5 – 2 cm in maximum dimension.  Hemostasis was made adequate using electrocautery and the Argon beam coagulator. After this was accomplished, the skin margins were reapproximated with running inverted 3-0 Vicryl subcuticular suture. Select the procedure and diagnosis codes.


  1. 19120, 611.72
  2. 19301, 611.72
  3. 19125, 610.8
  4. 19101, 611.79

Answer – 19301, 611.72

Question 3

Indications: 55-year-old female had a sizeable 1.5 cm basal cell carcinoma on the right upper lip. She had a 2 cm defect. After excision, it was reconstructed in a first stage with a nasolabial cheek flap. The margins were clear and she is planned for the second stage.  Operative Procedure: Under intravenous sedation, patient in supine position, the face was prepped and draped. Division performed to the bridge between the base of the flap of the upper lip. Unfurled the base of the flap that was excised until it was soft and pliable. It is defatted and laid back onto the cheek with interrupted 5-0 Monocryl and running 6-0 plain catgut. Similar procedure was performed on the redundant portion of the flap and permanently set into the upper lip. Steri-strips applied. Which CPT® should be used?

  1. 15758-79
  2. 15630-58
  3. 15758-76
  4. 15630-78

Answer – 15630-58

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