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Thread: Injections for alopecia areata

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    Default Injections for alopecia areata

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    Would like to know your thoughts on coding the following:

    Diagnosis: Alopecia Areata, scalp
    Procedure: Injected total of 1.5cc of 5mg/cc kenalog in 6-7cm patch of smooth alopecia L frontal scalp.

    I have heard people say they use 11900 and others say 96372. I am leaning towards 96372 myself.

    What are your thought?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    11900 is for intralesional lesions which would be correct for the above note
    96372 is for intramuscular/subcutaneous which the provider has to specifically state the injection was done IM or SC
    In our derm office these type of scalp lesions are always 11900

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