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    Pt had TCA treatments for condylomata on both vulva and vaginal sites. ACOG recommends using the destructions codes 56501,57061. Another site said to use E/M codes. Which codes whould apply for this treatment?

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    Duluth, Minnesota


    my opinion is: TCA (trichloroacetic acid), doesn't full under those codes for destruction; 56501 is "destruction of lesions(s), vulva;simple (eg, laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery). TCA is an acid use. They often try TCA first, before cryosurgery because cryo is very painful. So, I think the E/M is the more appropriate way to code this. (going by the information you gave)
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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