Below is a list summarizing the CPT codes for special dermatological procedures.
CPT Code 96900
CPT 96900 describes actinotherapy (ultraviolet light) treatment.
CPT Code 96902
CPT 96902 describes a microscopic examination of hairs plucked or clipped by the examiner to determine telogen and anagen counts, or structural hair shaft abnormality, excluding hair collected by the patient.
CPT Code 96904
CPT 96904 describes whole-body integumentary photography for monitoring high-risk patients with dysplastic nevus syndrome, dysplastic nevi, or a personal or familial history of melanoma.
CPT Code 96910
CPT 96910 describes photochemotherapy using tar and ultraviolet B (Goeckerman treatment) or petrolatum and ultraviolet B.
CPT Code 96912
CPT 96912 describes photochemotherapy using psoralens and ultraviolet A (PUVA).
CPT Code 96913
CPT 96913 describes photochemotherapy (Goeckerman and/or PUVA) requiring at least 4-8 hours of care under the physician’s direct supervision, including the application of medication and dressings, for severe photoresponsive dermatoses.
CPT Code 96920
CPT 96920 describes laser treatment for inflammatory skin disease (psoriasis) with a total area of less than 250 sq cm.
CPT Code 96921
CPT 96921 describes laser treatment for inflammatory skin disease (psoriasis) in an area between 250 sq cm and 500 sq cm.
CPT Code 96922
CPT 96922 describes laser treatment for inflammatory skin disease (psoriasis) over 500 sq cm.
CPT Code 96931
CPT 96931 describes image acquisition and interpretation of Reflectance Confocal Microscopy (RCM) for cellular and sub-cellular skin imaging, and the reporting of the first lesion.
CPT Code 96932
CPT 96932 describes image acquisition only, first lesion, using reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) for cellular and sub-cellular skin imaging.
CPT Code 96933
CPT 96933 describes the interpretation and report of Reflectance Confocal Microscopy (RCM) for cellular and sub-cellular skin imaging, for the first lesion only.
CPT Code 96999
CPT 96999 describes an unlisted special dermatological service or procedure.