AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 12 (December)

Integumentary System, Surgery (December 2000)

December 2000 page 15b Coding Consultation Integumentary System, Surgery, 17106 (Q&A) Question We see code 17106 reported for lesions of a few mm in size without a '-52' modifier. Should a -52 modifier be used to describe these very small lesions?     AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, the descriptor phrase "less than 10 sq cm" appropriately allows for reporting lesions measured as a "few mm" in size. From a coding perspective, it is not necessary to append modifier -52 when reporting code 17106 for lesions less than 10 sq cm.      Integumentary System, Surgery, 17106 (Q&...

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