tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2012 Issue 3

Dermatology: Focus on Diagnosis and Documentation to Successfully Report AK Treatment

Choosing correctly from 15788-15793 is crucial to your claim. Chemical peels aren’t just for cosmetic purposes anymore -- but that doesn’t mean reimbursement is a given. Get to the root of denials for your ASC and smooth out future claims by watching three simple things. Learn Your Different Code Choices Chemical peels can have results ranging from mild erythema to a complete shedding of the stratum corneum, depending on which method of application the physician uses. Because of that, you need to pay attention to the circumstances to choose the correct CPT® code. Uses: The term "chemical...

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