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    Question wart destruction

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    7 genital warts identified in the perineum and anal area, one large one at 12 oclock position and a smaller ones on the perineum and inner aspect of the thigh, vagina:

    How would i code this?

    Please help

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    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado


    How about 56501 and 078.11?
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    would it be wrong to give 56515 extensive because it involves other aeras too perineum and vagina?

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    Greeley, Colorado


    56515 would be appropriate according to the OB/GYN coding companion: "use 56501 to report single,simple lesion destruction, or 56515 to report multiple or complicated destruction of extensive vulvar lesions."

    Why can't CPT just include that statement??
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Yes you are right. When said simple there should have been a 'complicated'.
    Extensive is an elaborate term we are not sure whether to code it for multiples or not.
    Thank you very much

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