Billing 17000 (units?)

herrera4

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...multiple keratosis were fulgurated with cautery. Curettage with sharp curette was then carried down to level of dermis. Approximately 60 lesions were fulgurated.....

would this be-

17000x1
17003x13
17004x46
11401(an additional 1cm skin lesion was removed)

Thank you
 

mitchellde

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No once you get past 15 in one session you report only the 17004 with 1 unit. the 11401 can be reported also but check the CCI edits either the the 17004 or the 11401 will need a 59 modifier.
note: you would not report the 17000 or the 17003 at all in this scenario
 

eadun2000

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...multiple keratosis were fulgurated with cautery. Curettage with sharp curette was then carried down to level of dermis. Approximately 60 lesions were fulgurated.....

would this be-

17000x1
17003x13
17004x46
11401(an additional 1cm skin lesion was removed)

Thank you
were these actinic keratoes? If so, all you can bill for is the 17004 with the 11401 if it is codeable. If they were seborrheic keratoses, then it is a different code all together. Please clarify which one.
 
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