AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 11 (November)

Surgery/Integumentary System (November 2008)

November 2008 page 10 Surgery/Integumentary, 17999 (Q&A) Question: What would be the appropriate CPT code for wrinkle removal by laser? Answer: There is no specific CPT code that accurately describes this service. Therefore, the unlisted code 17999, Unlisted procedure, skin, mucous membrane and subcutaneous tissue, should be reported. When reporting an unlisted code to describe a procedure or service, it is necessary to submit supporting documentation (eg, procedure report) along with the claim to provide an adequate description of the nature, extent, need for the procedure, and the time, effort, and equipment necessary to provide the service. Surgery/Integumentary...

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