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KERRIEA

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I code in a pediatric office. One of our providers would like to start using Cantharone topical treatment to destroy wart versus liquid nitrogen. Can we use CPT 17110 for this? If not, what code or is it just a part of the E/M service?

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Kerrie
 

ajs

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I code in a pediatric office. One of our providers would like to start using Cantharone topical treatment to destroy wart versus liquid nitrogen. Can we use CPT 17110 for this? If not, what code or is it just a part of the E/M service?

Thanks
Kerrie
That would be part of an E/M service.
 

peachygirl

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Re: Cantharone

Hello!
The description for 17110 includes "chemosurgery" [Destruction (e.g., laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery, surgical curettement)], which includes application of chemicals for destruction. We have always billed 17110 for cantharone removal of warts or molluscum.

Hope that helps!

-Mallory, CPC, CPCD
 

jholt12

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Hi,
Just wanted to add that I agree with Mallory. There are insurances that will even cover that Canthacur. We will bill it with the unspecified J code and have sent them out with doc. The down side is there are insurance that won't cover it too.

Julia CPC, CPCD
 
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