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Sick visit with wart removal

Wanda Posted Tue 17th of March, 2015 17:15:25 PM

A patient came into office for sick visit and was diagnosed with 477.9 and also had a wart removal done at the same visit. Should mod 25 be used on 99213 for 477.9 and then code 17110 for wart removal?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 18th of March, 2015 03:31:01 AM

You are correct, you should bill wart removal 17110 as primary procedure and bill 99213 with a 25 modifier as secondary procedure. Reason for EM visit and wart removal services are separate and should be separately coded and billed.

Thank you!

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