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    My doc treated 7 skin tags with cryo.

    Cryo is destuction- but it said that skin tags are not included under 17000 and removal of skin tag (11200) does not include cyro.

    Maybe I am just overthinking this. Does anybody have a thought on this?


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    Heather D Unklesbay, CPC, MA
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    Heather D Sanders, NRCMA, CPC
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    Quote Originally Posted by heathergirl View Post
    My doc treated 7 skin tags with cryo.

    Cryo is destuction- but it said that skin tags are not included under 17000 and removal of skin tag (11200) does not include cyro.

    Maybe I am just overthinking this. Does anybody have a thought on this?


    Thanks,


    Heather D Unklesbay, CPC, MA
    Office Manager
    If your provider solely substantiated cryosurgical destruction of skin tags: code 11200.
    The paragraph of guidelines superior to the code (11200) in the CPT states: “or combination of treatment modalities”, hence application-employment of any therapeutic agent “physical agent modality etc….

    If your provider documented neoplastic activity the code selection would be different.

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    Thank you for the information!

    Heather D Unklesbay, CPC, MA
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