CPT Codes For Destruction Procedures On Benign Or Premalignant Lesions Of The Integumentary System

CPT Codes For Destruction Procedures On Benign Or Premalignant Lesions Of The Integumentary System

CPT codes in this range are used to describe procedures for the destruction of benign or premalignant lesions of the integumentary system. This includes cryosurgery, electrosurgery, laser surgery, and chemical destruction. These codes are used to report the removal of benign or premalignant skin lesions, such as moles, warts, and skin tags.

CPT 17000

CPT code 17000 is used for destroying premalignant lesions such as actinic keratoses and for the first lesion through laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery, or surgical curettement.

CPT 17003

CPT code 17003 is used to destroy premalignant lesions, such as actinic keratoses, using laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery, or surgical curettement.

For the second through 14 lesions, each should be listed separately in addition to the code for the first lesion.

When destroying common or plantar warts, CPT code 17110 or 17111 should be used instead of 17003.

CPT 17004

CPT code 17004 describes the destruction of premalignant lesions, such as actinic keratoses, using laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery, or surgical curettement.

17004 should not be reported in conjunction with codes 17000 – 17003 when 15 or more lesions are treated.

CPT 17106

CPT code 17106 is used for the destruction of cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions, such as through laser technique, when the area affected is less than 10 square centimeters.

CPT 17107

CPT code 17107 is used for the destruction of cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions, such as through laser technique, over an area of 10.0 to 50.0 square centimeters.

CPT 17108

CPT code 17108 is used for the destruction of cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions, such as through laser technique, that are over 50.0 square centimeters in size.

CPT 17110

CPT code 17110 is used for the destruction of benign lesions other than skin tags or cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions.

This procedure can be done using laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery, or surgical curettement, and up to 14 lesions can be treated.

CPT 17111

CPT code 17111 is used for the destruction of benign lesions other than skin tags or cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions. This code is applicable when 15 or more lesions are present.

For the destruction of extensive cutaneous neurofibroma, CPT codes 0419T and 0420T should be used. This procedure is typically done using laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery, or surgical curettement.

CPT 17250

CPT code 17250 describes the chemical cauterization of granulation tissue, also known as proud flesh.

This code should not be used in conjunction with removal or excision codes for the same lesion, nor should it be used when chemical cauterization is used to achieve wound hemostasis. Additionally, it should not be reported in conjunction with 97597, 97598, or 97602 for the same lesion.

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