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    Default Electrocautery for Hemangiomas

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    I have a physician who documented 2 hemangiomas were treated with electrocautery, used without anesthetic on a low setting using the hyfrecator. What CPT code would you bill? 17110 or 17106.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Alicia, CPC

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    Hello, I see where it gets confusing, the descriptions of the cpts are kind of tricky, but I would code 17106 because it is performed on hemangiomas which are cutaneous vascular lesions. The description of 17110 states destruction of benign lesions OTHER THAN skin tags or cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions. Hope that helps

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    Default Electrocautery for Hemangiomas

    I just want to make sure that to use code 17106, which states laser technique, that electrocautery would fall under this.


    Alicia, CPC

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