Per new coding guidelines, the benign lesions are to be billed using CPT codes 17110 and 17111. Does this mean you can no longer use CPT codes 11300 to 11313? No, you can keep billing shaves if you do them however, your documentation should state “shave removal” when using these codes. Avoid terms such as “shave excision”, “excisional biopsy” or “shave biopsy”.
Medical billing for dermatology professionals is vastly complex and requires a highly trained staff to help ensure accurate and timely reimbursement. From simple lesion removals to complex skin grafts, dermatology billers face unique challenges in the struggle to keep practice revenue flowing.
Our certified medical coders and billers collaborate with your practice to help identify problem areas such as the correct use of modifiers and educate your practice on best practices and procedures. From elective cosmetic procedures to the sale of skin care products, TriumpHealth will manage all aspects of your dermatology practice’s billing to help maximize the reimbursement for services rendered.
To learn more about TriumpHealth dermatology billing services, contact us!