November 15, 2018

Is the correct code for microdermabrasion 15780 or some other code?

CPT code 15780 (Dermabrasion; total face) is for total face dermabrasion using a tool that penetrates into the dermis.  Microdermabrasion only involves the epidermis, so CPT code 15783 (Dermabrasion; superficial, any site) is the correct code to report for microdermabrasion.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 11/15/18.

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