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CPT 17003 and 17110

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    Question CPT 17003 and 17110
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    Can anyone tell me the correct number of units that should be billed when using 17000, 17003 or 17110. If the physician has documented destruction of 10 lesions? I was told that 9 units should be billed, 1 unit should be billed, it's at the carrier's decression.

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    17000---one unit

    17003---one unit for each lesion after the first one removed (up to 14)

    17110-----one unit
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    Thanks,

    So if 14 lesions were billed it should be:

    17000--1 unit

    17003--13 unit

    17110---1 unit

    Right???

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    No....

    It depends on the documentation.

    It would either be 17000 (1 unit) plus 17003 (13 units), or 17110 (1 unit)
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    you realize the codes are for "different types" of lesions....right?

    17000/17003 - destruction PREMALIGNANT lesions

    17110 - destruction BENIGN lesions other than skin tages or cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Thanks, I understand, now!
    Sharon Bowie,CPC

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    Yes,

    I do realize they are different lesions. I just needed to understand the concept for as billing the correct number of units.

    Thanks, Ladies!
    Sharon Bowie,CPC

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