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How do you code polydactyly?

Use ICD- 9 code 755.01 (Polydactyly of fingers).

What is procedure code 11200?

CPT® Code 11200 in section: Removal of skin tags, multiple fibrocutaneous tags, any area.

What is the coding process for CPT?

In order to establish new CPT codes, an individual, a physician, or a specialty group must submit a coding change request form. The CPT Advisory Committee then reviews the proposed code. Attached are the coding change request forms for Category I, II and III code sets from the AMA.

What is a polydactyly?

Polydactyly is a condition in which a baby is born with one or more extra fingers. It is a common condition that often runs in families. The extra fingers are usually small and abnormally developed. Polydactyly is one of the most common congenital (present at birth) hand abnormalities.

What is a supernumerary digit?

Supernumerary digit, or polydactyly, is an autosomal dominant congenital defect of the upper and/or lower extremity that is typically discovered immediately after birth.[1] Polydactyly is characterized by a person having fingers or toes numbering greater than 5.

What is CPT code 11403?

excision, benign lesion
Code 11403 is for “excision, benign lesion, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), trunk, arms or legs; lesion diameter 2.1 to 3.0 cm,” and it appears in the “surgery/integumentary system” section of the CPT manual.

What is CPT code 11402?


What is polydactyly an example of?

Because the gene for polydactyly always causes extra toes in cats, but the number of extra toes varies between individuals with the gene, polydactyly is considered an example of variable “expressivity.”

What causes polydactyly?

Polydactyly tends to run in families. It may also result from genetic mutations or environmental causes. The usual treatment is surgery to remove the extra digit.

What are Current Procedural Terminology codes?

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) is a medical code set that is used to report medical, surgical, and diagnostic procedures and services to entities such as physicians, health insurance companies and accreditation organizations. CPT codes are used in conjunction with ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CM numerical…

What is the CPT code for removal of extra digit?

Removal of an extra digit and a skin tag fall under the same CPT code, but different ICD-9 codes. For the procedures, you should report 11200 (Removal of skin tags, multiple fibrocutaneous tags, any area; up to and including 15 lesions).

What is the CPT code?

A CPT code is a five-digit numeric code with no decimal marks, although some have four numbers and one letter. Codes are uniquely assigned to different actions.

What is the CPT code for treatment?

CPT stands for Current Procedural Terminology and are published by the American Medical Association. Ranging from 00100 to 99499, the CPT codes are used to describe medical, surgical, and diagnostic services and procedures. Medical professionals like Physical Therapists use CPT codes to classify the treatment of diagnoses.