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Miriam Posted Mon 30th of April, 2012 21:08:09 PM

If my doctor just uses Canthacur to treat a wart is that billable under '17110'?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 30th of April, 2012 21:34:56 PM

It is used as topical treatment to destroy wart and 17110 includes "chemosurgery" [Destruction (e.g., laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery, surgical curettement)], which includes application of chemicals for destruction. As to my knowledge there are insurances which cover it, if not then use appropriate E/M code

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