Lesion on Eyelid

Lesion on Eyelid

October 1, 2020

Question:
Can I report CPT code 67850 when liquid nitrogen is used to destroy a lesion in the lid margin?

Answer:
The CPT code definition for 67850 specifies the lid margin (Destruction of lesion of lid margin (up to 1 cm). If the lesion is in the margin, report CPT 67850 but if it is on the skin of the eyelid, report CPT 17000 (Destruction (eg, laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery, surgical curettement), premalignant lesions (eg, actinic keratoses); first lesion). Make sure when reporting CPT 67850 you document cm size of the lesion prior to destruction.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 10/1/20.

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