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Coding For Sunburned Patients

Question: This summer, our practice has seen an overflow of sunburn patients. When patients report for sunburn treatment, how do you code for the service? And what is the proper ICD-10 code for patients with sunburns? Massachusetts Subscriber Answer: Sunburn treatment is typically an evaluation and management (E/M) service, which you would code with: 99201 (Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation [...]