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1 February 2012

Attacking actinic keratoses

A review of available treatments for actinic keratoses, including lesion-directed and field therapies. ... actinic keratoses when used twice a week for 16 weeks. This prolonged course can lead to challenges... on the diagnosis and treatment of actinic keratoses New research on the diagnosis and treatment of actinic
16 August 2016

Actinic keratosis

Comprehensive information about this precancerous skin condition, its causes, and treatment. ... Actinic keratoses (AKs): AKs form on skin that soaks up lots of sun over the years. An actinic.... When you have more than one AK, you have actinic keratoses, or AKs. ... Anyone who has many AKs
1 October 2013

When modifier 59 is not enough

Coding columnist Alexander Miller, MD, discusses proper use of modifier 59. ... bleeding facial lesions. You identify scattered keratotic actinic keratoses (AKs) as well as probable... and 11101, and for the actinic keratoses destruction, CPT code 17000-59 and 17003-59x4. ... Will you
1 November 2011

Destruction codes for pre-malignant and malignant lesions

Coding columnist Dirk Elston, MD, discusses the right way to code for destroying AKs and other premalignant lesions using codes 17000, 17003, and 17004. ... such as actinic keratoses, and are reported based on the number of lesions treated, rather than... keratoses. How should this be coded? This would be coded with 17004 (destruction of 15 or more actinic
1 February 2012

From the editor

actinic keratoses: Multiple modalities let dermatologists tailor treatment to the patient From... Archive | Dermatology World Weekly Archives ... Year ... Issue ... Download PDF February 2012
1 July 2013

To 25 or not? Part two

Coding columnist Alexander Miller, MD,discusses the correct use of modifier 25. Part two of a two-part series. ... to bill. Example 2: An established patient comes in with numerous thick actinic keratoses on sun-exposed... alternatives, and freeze 18 actinic keratoses. You bill CPT 17004 for the actinic keratoses destruction
11 November 2015

American Academy of Dermatology and LEO Pharma launch educational website to raise awareness about sun damage and skin cancer

are unaware of actinic keratoses, what they look like, how to detect them and their relationship to skin.... We're launching this initiative specifically to raise awareness about actinic keratoses and nonmelanoma
1 November 2013

When modifier 59 is not enough, part two

Coding columnist Alexander Miller, MD, continues his discussion of modifier 59. Part two of two. ... scattered keratotic actinic keratoses as well as probable basal cell carcinomas located on the cheek and nose. You destroy five actinic keratoses with liquid nitrogen and biopsy both suspected basal cell
1 February 2012

EHR satisfaction in dermatology

Survey respondents describe their experience with their EHR systems, addressing whether they would go back to paper and whether they expect to save money in the long run by going electronic. ... Jersey, Connecticut starts down similar path Feature Attacking actinic keratoses: Multiple modalities
1 December 2017

CPT 2018: What's new, part 1

Columnist Alex Miller, MD, offers advice for how to prepare for coding changes in 2018. ... and the delivery of the treatment. Example 3: A patient with diffuse actinic keratoses on his face..., curette a number of scalp hyperkeratotic actinic keratoses and provide a PDT therapy to both the scalp
1 April 2017

Common conditions without ICD-10 codes

Columnist Alex Miller, MD, gives advice on how to handle common conditions without ICD-10 codes. ... tissue. Example 4: You diagnose a patient with actinic keratoses and significantly photodamaged skin from prior sun exposure . You reference the actinic keratoses with ICD-10 L57.0, Actinic Keratosis
1 December 2014

Local coverage determinations: what are they good for?

Alexander Miller, MD, addresses local coverage determinations. ... that justifies coverage second. ... Example 1: You destroy 15 actinic keratoses, including thickly keratotic...: Correct. The National Coverage Determination (NCD) for actinic keratoses specifies the following
1 June 2016

Living with LCDs

Columnist Alex Miller, MD, provides CPT and ICD-10 coding updates. ... prevalent LCDs affecting dermatologic care are for removal of benign lesions, actinic keratoses (AKs...." ... Example 3: You freeze nine actinic keratoses on a Medicare patient’s face and bill your Noridian
1 February 2012

Members Making a Difference: Timothy Woodall, MD

Member Making a Difference winner Timothy Woodall, MD, discusses his volunteer work with the Union County Healthcare Foundation. ... similar path Feature Attacking actinic keratoses: Multiple modalities let dermatologists tailor
5 January 2018

Types of skin cancer

like? ... Actinic Keratoses (AK) These dry, scaly patches or spots are precancerous growths
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