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Destruction of common warts 17000 or 17110

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    Hello all:

    I just want to get some clarification ( if I can) I have an encounter that was billed and coded by a provider based off the code selections on the encounter form.

    When I read the note I see 17110 not 17000 because a common wart is not premalignant from the information I've looked up. I"m thinking it was marked that way because it was the only choice on the encounter form.

    Any thoughts?
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
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    Definitely use 17110...funny, I just had this issue in one of my audits yesterday. Sounds like the encounter form needs to be updated.

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    Thank you for the input. I couldn't find anything anywhere that stated a common wart was premalignant, although I did see that it is derived from HPV in most cases.

    Thanks,

    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
    rthamescpci@gmail.com


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