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Stick to Integumentary Codes For Wart Removal From Buccal Sulcus

Question: Our FP recently removed ten lesions of verucca vulgaris from the buccal sulcus of a patient. He used a laser to destroy the lesions. Should I use 17110, or should I report the excision code 40810 to report the procedure performed? Tennessee Subscriber Answer: You will need to report 17110 (Destruction [e.g., laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery, surgical curettement], of benign [...]