How would you code this?-My doc treated

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My doc treated 7 skin tags with cryo.

Cryo is destuction- but it said that skin tags are not included under 17000 and removal of skin tag (11200) does not include cyro.

Maybe I am just overthinking this. Does anybody have a thought on this?


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Heather D Unklesbay, CPC, MA
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My doc treated 7 skin tags with cryo.

Cryo is destuction- but it said that skin tags are not included under 17000 and removal of skin tag (11200) does not include cyro.

Maybe I am just overthinking this. Does anybody have a thought on this?


Thanks,


Heather D Unklesbay, CPC, MA
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If your provider solely substantiated cryosurgical destruction of skin tags: code 11200.
The paragraph of guidelines superior to the code (11200) in the CPT states: “or combination of treatment modalities”, hence application-employment of any therapeutic agent “physical agent modality etc….

If your provider documented neoplastic activity the code selection would be different.
 
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