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"irritated" seborrheic keratosis

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    Default "irritated" seborrheic keratosis
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    When a path comes back as Irritated Seborrheic Keratosis, would that be considered "Inflamed" SK? Should I use the 702.11 or the 702.19?
    Sue Vermette, CPC, CPMA

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    I would use 702.19.

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    I agree....702.19. irritable does not clearly indicate inflamed.
    Anthony McCallum, CPC, CIRCC, CPC-I, CCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciphermed View Post
    I agree....702.19. irritable does not clearly indicate inflamed.
    does it have to state in the chart notes that it is inflamed?

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    702.19 , if its MC you can put V49.89 as secondary for the irritated portion per the LCD

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