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    A physician at one of my clinics did a minor procedure where they used a tip of a needle to open up and "unroof" a millia lesion on the patient's face. They used no anesthesia. The provider also reviwed her labs with her for a test consult visit.

    What CPT code would be used for the "unroofing" of the lesion? Thanks.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    I'd use 10040

    {that's my opinion/advice on the posted matter}
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
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    I would use 10060 since a milia is the retention of a sebaceous cyst. Hope this helps.


    Melanie R. Daugherty, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P
    Coder, Ambulatory Procedure Department
    Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
    Portsmouth, Virginia

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    Thanks so very much!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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