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    I am billing a 17110 and a 702.11 do I need to use the secondary diagnosis code v49.89? Do i need to use this when billing cyst? or warts? I know they have to be bleeding painful or intensly itchy im just not sure when to use the secondary modifier? thanks for your help!!!

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    Columbia, MO


    The V49.89 is not a necessary dx. What is it representing? Does the physician document the keratosis as inflamed?

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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