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Paring along with cryo on wart

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    Default Paring along with cryo on wart
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    I have a Doctor who pared a callus/plantar wart and then cryo'd the wart. He olny chose code 17000. I am wondering if I can also bill a 11055 with the 17000?
    Thank you

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    First of all, you need to use 17110 not 17000 for destruction of a plantar wart. This is not a premalignant lesion as is described in code 17000.

    No, you cannot code 11055 with 17110 unless it is for a different lesion. The paring is included with 17110. At least this is what I was told when I asked the same question.

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    Thank you very much for responding to my question and pointing out that I had the wrong code to begin with. This was my first run with the "forum" and I thinks it's great.

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