The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 17004 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Destruction Procedures on Benign or Premalignant Lesions of the Integumentary System.
Avoid payer denials by ensuring your provider or supplier follows the rules for allowable MUE units. Understanding why Medically Unlikely Edits (MUEs) were established, how they are organized, and ... [ Read More ]
Although you may not think you get paid for it, it’s included in the payment for surgery. In July 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began requiring medical offices with... [ Read More ]
To accurately code for skin lesion excision, you need to extract from the documentation the answers to three very important questions: Was the lesion benign or malignant? Where was the lesion locat... [ Read More ]
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