AMA CPT® Assistant - 2006 Issue 5 (May)

Surgery: Integumentary (May 2006)

May 2006 page 19 Integumentary, 17000, 17003 (Q&A) Question Is it appropriate to report code 17000, Destruction (eg, laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery, surgical curettement), all benign or premalignant lesions (eg, actinic keratoses) other than skin tags or cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions; first lesion, in conjunction with code 17003, Destruction (eg, laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery, surgical curettement), all benign or premalignant lesions (eg, actinic keratoses) other than skin tags or cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions; second through 14 lesions, each (List separately in addition to code for first lesion), for the destruction of a single lesion that is...

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