AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 5 (May)

Surgery: Respiratory System (May 2007)

May 2007 page 9a Coding Communication:Surgery: Respiratory System Question How do I report CO2 laser treatment of the nasal surface that was performed in conjunction with a shave biopsy and dermaplaning for rhinophyma? AMA Comment Code 30120, Excision or surgical planing of skin of nose for rhinophyma, includes all maneuvers for use of the laser and knife blade. Therefore, the CO2 laser treatment and shave biopsy are considered inclusive components within code 30120. Surgery: Respiratory System (May 2007). CPT® Assistant. 2007; May 2007 page 9a ...

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