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Coding dystrophic nail ??

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    So code 11719 is to report trimming of nondystrophic nails. How do you code the trimming of dystrophic nails? Pt has onychomycosis. Thanks for all of your input. It really helps.

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    For Medicare:
    G0127 Trimming of dystrophic nails, any number
    (for facility has the same APC assignment & payment as 11719)

    Other payors? if they will not accept the G-code perhaps
    unlisted CPT 17999.

    Unless of course debridement (11720, 11721) instead of trimming was performed.

    Hope this helps,
    Anthony McCallum, CPC, CIRCC, CPC-I, CCS

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