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Family Practice Coding Alert

CPT® Coding Strategies:

Ace Your Destruction Coding By Looking at Type of Skin Lesions

Hint: Not all CPT® codes for destruction are add-on codes. When your FP performs destruction of a skin lesion by methods such as laser, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, or curettement, you’ll have to delve deeper into patient documentation to check what type of lesion was removed. You also need to see if your FP provided any other services (such as an E/M) [...]