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    physician treated moloscum contagiosa with cryotherapy-which destruction code is appropriate? I coded 17000 with 078.0 and "not a covered service" according to insurance company. Of course, the patient says that the insurance rep told him it was not coded correct. Now I second guess myself...

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    Greeley, Colorado


    Hi Liz - 078.XX should be coded 17110. 17000-17004 are usually for AK's ("premalignant lesions").
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    I am so thankful you answer my questions, Lisa-you're the bomb!!

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