Common questions

Does Medicare pay for 17110?

Does Medicare pay for 17110?

CPT 17110 and CPT 17111 may not be reported together. Medicare will not pay for a separate E/M service on the same day dermatologic surgery is performed unless significant and separately identifiable medical services were rendered and clearly documented in the patient’s medical record.

How many times can you bill 17110?

Code 17110 is only billed in one unit no matter how many lesions are treated. This is true even if you treat multiple types of lesions. You pick one of the diagnoses and bill the entire code with this one diagnosis, regardless of how many of each type of lesion were treated.

Does Medicare pay for lesion removal?

Unless a benign skin lesion is a threat to the patient’s health or function, its removal isn’t considered medically necessary. Medicare reimburses skin tag, seborrheic keratosis, wart and flat wart removal only if they are bleeding, painful, very pruritic, inflamed or possibly malignant.

How do you bill a wart off?

For the destruction of a single wart, CPT code 17110 should be billed (Destruction (e.g., laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery, surgical curettement), of benign lesions other than skin tags or cutaneous vascular lesions; up to 14 lesions).

Does 17110 need a modifier?

However, code 17110 (destruction of benign lesions other than skin tags or cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions; up to 14 lesions) covers multiple lesions. In these cases, coders should append the appropriate anatomical modifiers or modifier -59 to indicate different sites or lesions.

Does CPT code 17110 need a modifier?

Is CPT 17110 an add on code?

CPT code 11201 should be reported with 1 unit for each additional group of 10 lesions. CPT code 17110 should be reported with one unit of service for removal of benign lesions other than skin tags or cutaneous vascular lesions, up to 14 lesions.

No modifier on the 17110, this is a skin code and as such has no toe or side location. Skin is one continuous organ, so the only time you need a modifier for these codes is when you have say two excisions in the same area you need a 59 to say separate site. But for the 17110 there is no need for a modifier, you hit a logic error.

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