cutaneous horn removal

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I would like help coding an office procedure. A patient was seen for e&m, the doctor also removed a cutaneous horn from the patient's nose with scissors. I am billing a 99214, modifier 25, and then the lesion removal. Would I code the cutaneous horn removal as a 11200 or use a destruction code like 17110? Thank you for your help.
 

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I would like help coding an office procedure. A patient was seen for e&m, the doctor also removed a cutaneous horn from the patient's nose with scissors. I am billing a 99214, modifier 25, and then the lesion removal. Would I code the cutaneous horn removal as a 11200 or use a destruction code like 17110? Thank you for your help.
Hi Heather,
We usually code it as a 17110 because the 11200 code is specific to skin tag removal only. a cutaneous horn is a benign lesion, but not a skin tag.

Karen Nichelson,CPC
8 years family practice
4 years dermatology:)
 
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