Excision of a lesion

charonate

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Hello, everyone

I work for a urology group. One of my Dr's performed a excision and fulguration of multiple condylomas in the groin. I suggest to use 17004 because per note their were about 15 lesions. But in the process my supervisor thinks that 11404-11406 should a better selection. I thought those codes were for single lesion. Can some one help me with this?

Thank you.

Maria
 

katerina_98

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When you say excision, did he excise each one seperately and use simple closure on each of these 15 lesions ( or one group of 15)?
 

rmiller2012

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17004 is for premalignant lesions. Genital warts are usually coded as benign lesions. (11420-11426)

There is also CPT 54060 (description below is right out of the CPT Manual .....
Destruction of lesion(s), penis (eg, condyloma, papilloma, molluscum contagiosum, herpetic vesicle), simple; surgical excision

Lay Description
A lesion or other skin deformity is removed from the penis by cutting it off. The physician may use a laser, an electric current, liquid nitrogen, or a chemical compound to remove the lesion.
 
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