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CPT Code 11900 | Description, Procedure & Billing Guidelines (2022)

Report the 11900 CPT code for a corticosteroid injection into one to seven lesions with drugs such as Aristocort or Kenalog.

1. What Is CPT Code 11900?

CPT 11900 covers an intralesional injection of a corticosteroid to treat patients with;

  • lichenified hyperkeratotic lesions;
  • keloids;
  • large nodules; or
  • numerous other conditions.

2. Description

The CPT book defines the official description of CPT code 11900 as follows: “Injection, intralesional; up to and including seven lesions.”

3. Procedure

The 11900 procedure starts with the provider cleaning the injection site before they inject the patient with drug into the lesion with a 25– or 30–gauge needle.

Then, the provider waits for the patient’s tissue to expand when it fills with fluid caused by the corticosteroid. A corticosteroid is a substance that reduces inflammation and is also known as a glucocorticoid.

The provider continues this procedure by injecting up to seven lesions with a drug if necessary.

4. How To Use CPT Code 11900

CPT code 11900 can be used for intralesionally injecting drugs containing a corticosteroid, such as Aristocort or Kenalog.

5. Resources

CPT Professional 2022

https://static.cigna.com/assets/chcp/pdf/coveragePolicies/medical/mm_0328_coveragepositioncriteria_scar_revision.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3613330/

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