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Thread: Is there a CPT code for this?

  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado

    Question Is there a CPT code for this?

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    Looking for a CPT code for a procedure done for hyperhidrosis in which a small incision was made "on each side in the center of the subcutaneous plane and axilla undermined just below the dermis with scissors. A #4 curette was incerted and vigorous curettage through the undersurface of the skin was performed...". Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Apr 2007
    Albany, New York


    See the attached website regarding procedures that may be done in relation to hyperhidrosis.


    The procedure you describe sounds more like something that would be done for hidradenitis.

    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado

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    Karen - thanks for the information. I submitted a dreaded unlisted CPT for this...we'll see what happens.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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