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How would you bill cryotherapy done on a hand lesion if the chart documentation says cryo x3? Would it just be 17000 or would a modifier need put on this code since it was done more than once?
 

tinaboe

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You would bill 17000, 17003x2. No modifier on add on code 17003. The add on code is billed in units. 17000 for the first lesion and the add on code 17003x2 for the additional 2 lesions.
 

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I’d just add to this that 17000 & 17003 x 2 would only be appropriate for treatment of three separate actinic keratosis lesions. Units are per lesion, not per treatment.

But if it’s another type of lesion then you’d need to look at other codes.
 
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