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Laser Hair Removal for Pilonidal Cyst???

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    Is there a code for this? I was thinking possibly 17000... Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Hi,

    You are correct.use 17000.Check the timings for the procedure....

    Regards,
    Nalini CPC

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    Oh' good! Thank you for your help...


    Stephanie

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    you CANNOT use 17000 for laser hair removal.. it is for premalignant lesions, such as ak's. How about using 17380? That is the closest I could come.

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    Agreed. CPT code 17380 is compatible with the technique most often used to remove hair related to pilonidal sinus disease.

    Quote Originally Posted by eadun2000 View Post
    you CANNOT use 17000 for laser hair removal.. it is for premalignant lesions, such as ak's. How about using 17380? That is the closest I could come.

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