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CPT needed for removal of CARTILAGE tags

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    Arrow CPT needed for removal of CARTILAGE tags
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    I am trying to find the cpt to code for the removal of cartilage tags (not skin tags) in order to do a pre-authorization.

    The cartilage tags (or bumps) are in the preauricular area.

    Thanks, in advance, for any help!
    Last edited by CynthiaT; 01-15-2009 at 01:59 PM.

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    Default Cartilage tags
    Were they "shaved" or removed?
    Last edited by kmhall; 01-15-2009 at 02:05 PM.

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    I would look at the "excision of benign lesion" series of codes since this is for pre-auth.

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    They will be removed, not 'shaved.'

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