CPT 11300 vs CPT 11200
For removal of skin tags by any method, use codes 11200 and 11201. Skin tags are common benign tumors found on many body regions and the physician uses sharp excision with scissors or scalpel, chemical cautery, electrical cautery, ligature strangulation etc. As you have mentioned later in this discussion that the pathology report suggested it is a fibroepithelial polyp which means a skin tag, code 11200 is the correct code to use.
Since codes 11200 and 11201 are diagnosis-specific for removal of skin tags, and removal includes scissoring or any sharp method, these codes should be reported for removal of skin tags that have been "shaved".
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