AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 2 (February)

Surgery: Integumentary System (February 2007)

February 2007 page 10b Coding Communication:Surgery: Integumentary System Question In the past, if actinic keratoses (AKs) and seborrheic keratoses (SKs) were treated at the same time, the same CPT codes would be totaled and reported. What happens now if you treat AKs and medically appropriate SKs during the same visit? AMA Comment AKs is reported with the appropriate code from the 17000-17004 series and the SKs is reported using the 17110- 17111 series. When multiple procedures or services are performed at the same session by the same provider, the primary procedure (generally, the most resource intensive) would be reported...

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