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Thread: CPT 11300 vs 11200

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    Default CPT 11300 vs 11200

    I got a shave of a skin tag. Do we use the shave cpt's for this.
    Or do I go with the 11200.

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    daniel, cpc

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    skin tags would be the 11200 up to 15 lesions.
    11300 would be be lesions at the epidermal or dermal lesion of the trunk, arms or legs diameter 0.5cm or less.

    The question would be is this truly dx as a skin tag or a lesion? and is size documented if it is a lesion.
    Kiana CPC, CPC-H, BCS-M, BCS-R

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    Hi,
    For removal of skin tags by any method, use codes 11200 and 11201-
    Skin tags are generally removed by shaving- But as long as they are tags we have to give CPT 11200(first 15 tags) and 11201(each additional 10 tags).

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    What would you do in this case.
    Large painful skin tag (stated) in documentation.

    Documented as shaved off.

    The path came back with the DX of fibroefpthelial polyp.

    Which cpt code would we use.


    As of now I have 11300. skin tag was on the back.

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    Now you have a path report w/ a lesion dx not a skin tag so 11300 is appropriate over the 11200, but code according to your diameter.
    Kiana CPC, CPC-H, BCS-M, BCS-R

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    if you removae a total of 22 skin tags ..the correct coding would be 11200,11201..is this correct ?????

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    Yes that is correct

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    Smile skin tag removal

    I just taught the CPT review class and this came up. The CPT code book says that 11201 is for each additional 10 tags or part there of. The "or part there of" is what is causing confusion. Some dermatology practices think this means even if they don't remove all of the tag it still counts as one removed by any method. Other practices think this means 2 to 10 additional tags. The wording really stinks and should be clarified. The fact that the CPT code definition says 10 not additional 2 to 10 leads me even to believe you must meet a minimum of 10 additional tags to bill this code. I have put a request for clarification to the the American Board of Dermatology. (even though PCP's can remove skin tags). In other areas where "or part there of" is referrenced it means even if they do not remove the whole lesion it still counts. If anyone gets a good answer I would love to be able to have the AAPC clarify this in the Power point for the review class. Jo
    Last edited by jabowen; 03-11-2014 at 09:46 AM.

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    Default removal of 30skin tags. what would be the appropriate code/

    Quote Originally Posted by lavanyamohan View Post
    Hi,
    For removal of skin tags by any method, use codes 11200 and 11201-
    Skin tags are generally removed by shaving- But as long as they are tags we have to give CPT 11200(first 15 tags) and 11201(each additional 10 tags).
    do we code as :
    11200= first 15 tags
    11201 x 2 each adtl 10 lesions; and part of it (remaining 5 more lesions)

    Is this correct???

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavanyamohan View Post
    Hi,
    For removal of skin tags by any method, use codes 11200 and 11201-
    Skin tags are generally removed by shaving- But as long as they are tags we have to give CPT 11200(first 15 tags) and 11201(each additional 10 tags).
    do we code as :
    11200= first 15 tags
    11201 x 2 each adtl 10 lesions; and part of it (remaining 5 more lesions)

    Is this correct???

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