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    We have billed 1120-11201 with diagnosis 701.9 for our internal medicine providers and have been reimbursed by insurance, but we know have a derm in our group who is indicating it was a cosmetic removal of a skin tag(s) and the patient needs to pay out of pocket? Do we bill as stated or is there a different cosmetic diagnosis code we should be using to notify insurance? Thank you!

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    Columbia, MO
    Yes look at V50.8 or V50.9.. use this first listed and it will communicated a cosmetic procedure.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  3. Talking
    Thanks!!! You are a lifesaver!

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