The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 17111 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.
Break out of bad coding habits related to this chronic skin condition. Written by: Chelle Johnson, CPC, CPMA, CPCO, CPPM, CEMC, AAPC Fellow Hidradenitis suppurativa, also known as Verneuil’s dise... [ 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 ]
Medical necessity hinges on several factors that must be documented. Looking back on my career of coding audits, investigations, and training bill reviewers, dermatology has always been a hot topic... [ Read More ]
As always, careful review of the documentation is necessary for correct coding, as well. By Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASCC, CCS-P When documented by a physician, the simple statem... [ Read More ]