Destruction Procedures on Malignant Lesions of the Integumentary System CPT® Code range 17260- 17286

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Destruction Procedures on the Integumentary System 17260-17286 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 17260- 17286
Destruction Procedures on Malignant Lesions of the Integumentary System
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[b]DESTRUCTION of malignant lesions, not excision[/b] Hi, I would also like a reference for coding Destruction (17260-17286) of malignant lesions. I am aware of coding guidelines for excision and r... [ Read More ]
I would agree you can use the malignant destruction codes 17260-17286 as the definition includes laser surgery or malignant lesions, but each lesion needs to have it's own information documented in or... [ Read More ]
[QUOTE="ellzeycoding, post: 411319, member: 437910"]If you did a shave removal and destroyed the base, and the lesion was benign, you bill using 11300-11313 If you did a shave removal and destroyed t... [ Read More ]
If you did a shave removal and destroyed the base, and the lesion was benign, you bill using 11300-11313 If you did a shave removal and destroyed the base, and the lesion was malignant, you bill usin... [ Read More ]
I have never heard of "electro intensity." However, there is a code for destruction of malignant lesion (17260-17286) that can be used for "any method" including "electrosurgery," so that should work... [ Read More ]
Each code (injection, blood draw, minor procedure, etc.) comes with its own set of "what's included." (Unfortunately, neither the AMA nor CMS has, to my knowledge, put this information out there in a ... [ Read More ]
Hi Wendy... Both the AAD and Inga Ellzey have great articles on the subject of malignant destructions. This exerpt is from Inga Ellzey: [B]Size After Curettage, but Before Electrodesiccation. Destr... [ Read More ]
Can the intraoperative frozen section (88331 + 11100) be billed with the destruction of malignant lesion (17260 - 17286)? My initial thought is only bill for the more extensive procedure. Our der... [ Read More ]
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