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Family Practice Coding Alert

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Provide Documentation Supporting Medical Necessity of Callus Removal

Question: Our FP recently excised a callous on a patient’s foot with a scalpel. What CPT® code would be appropriate to report the procedure? The FP did not use any anesthesia. There was no open wound and did not involve a burn. Illinois Subscriber Answer: When your FP performs an excision of callous, corn or any other benign hyperkeratotic lesions, you [...]