AMA CPT® Assistant - 2002 Issue 11 (November)

Surgery Integumentary System (November 2002)

November 2002 page 11-end Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Integumentary System, 11200, 11300 (Q&A) Question If skin tags are removed by "shaving," which code would be more appropriate, 11200 for removal of skin tags or 11300 for shaving of epidermal/dermal lesions? AMA Comment Since codes 11200 and 11201 are diagnosis-specific for removal of skin tags, and removal includes scissoring or any sharp method, these codes should be reported for removal of skin tags that have been "shaved". Surgery Integumentary System (November 2002). CPT® Assistant. 2002; November 2002 page 11-end ...

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