AMA CPT® Assistant - 2013 Issue 9 (September)

Surgery: Integumentary System (Q&A) (September 2013)

September 2013 page 17 Surgery: Integumentary System Question: A physician or qualified health care professional (QHP) is providing topical immunotherapy for the treatment of alopecia areata. On the initial visit, the patient is sensitized to the topical immunotherapy by the application of a higher concentration of the solution to the patient's inner arm by the physician or QHP. On the second visit, based on the sensitization response, the physician or QHP determines the appropriate lower concentration to apply to the patient's scalp, and applies this initial dose. The patient returns for monitoring of any reaction a few days following...

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