Lesion Destruction on the Eyelid Margin

Lesion Destruction on the Eyelid Margin

July 22, 2021

Question:
My physician used liquid nitrogen to destroy a benign lesion on the eyelid margin.  Can I use CPT code 67850 when using liquid nitrogen to destroy a lesion on the eyelid?

Answer:
The CPT definition for this code specifies lid margin. So if the lesion is on the margin, the code is appropriate. If it is just on the skin of the eyelid, use 17110.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 7/22/21.

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