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Wart Excision

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    My provider has tried all types of destruction and debridement of a wart and has now excised the wart off. Can I use an excision code for this, or do I still use a wart destruction code 17110???
    penny0222

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    Quote Originally Posted by PENNY GRIFFIN View Post
    My provider has tried all types of destruction and debridement of a wart and has now excised the wart off. Can I use an excision code for this, or do I still use a wart destruction code 17110???
    I would still use the 17110 since it includes surgical curettement. That's my opinion.
    ~Amy, CPC, CPMA, CEMC~
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    I would code excision.

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    were all these different procedure done at the same session? Just curious.

    I'd code the definitive procedure, the one that got rid of it,... I'd code the excision code.
    I agree with smhaataja.
    {that's my opinion on the posted matter}
    Last edited by dmaec; 10-17-2008 at 05:16 PM. Reason: got rid of / not got ride of..sheesh ;)
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    I stand corrected, I would code for an excision depending on the documentation.
    ~Amy, CPC, CPMA, CEMC~
    Auditor/Consultant

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