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    Default 96999 coding help please!!

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have a question that I'm hoping someone can help out with.

    One of our doctors billed out a 96999 for a laser destruction of a hemangioma of the lip. The insurance is denying it for procedure code problems. When I tried to get more specific with laser destruction, none of the codes under that heading fit. When I looked up Hemangioma, it brought me to the 17000 and 17260 range of codes? Does anyone have any other sugesstions? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    what about 17106-17108? Destruction of cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions(eg, laser technique) Choose code based on size.

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