AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 3 (March)

Integumentary, 11730, 11755 (Q&A) (March 1996)

March 1996 page 11b Coding Consultation Integumentary, 11730, 11755 (Q&A) Question Does code 11755 include avulsion described by 11730? AMA Comment It is possible to perform a partial or complete avulsion of the nail plate, and then perform a biopsy of another anatomic component of the nail unit. For example, a complete avulsion is the removal of the entire nail plate. However, it may be necessary to take a specimen of another nail unit component (eg, proximal and lateral nail folds). In this case, report two codes (11730* and 11755). Code 11755 designates a separate procedure. There may...

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