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    I was wondering if anyone has had experience with this type of treatment for thrush patients? I work in a physician based practice and thought that the E/M code would suffice/included. Another coder suggested using 17000 or 17003? Please advise if you have any other suggestions? Thanks

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    This is only my opinion but I did a little research on that type of treatment to see if would apply to the 170XX code series and it looks to me like the treatment is a topical solution so I wouldn't think that the 170XX codes would be appropriate for that treatment. Those codes are for "destruction" via cryo or cutting and they say nothing about any types of topical applications. Again, this is only my opinion, but I would stick with the E/M.

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