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Is there a CPT code for this?

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperhi...cal_procedures

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


    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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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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