Since dermatology involves both medical and surgical procedures, dermatology medical billing and coding can be challenging and necessitates a thorough understanding of dermatological CPT codes and the proper application of modifiers. Our expertise in dermatology medical billing and coding services helps you take care of all the details so that you can focus on your patients.
Prepare and submit Clean Claims
Clean claims are rudimentary, having a claim delayed or rejected can be extremely frustrating. We prepare and submit clean claims thus ensuring that claims are processed, and reimbursements reach you on time.
Ensure complete and accurate information
It is very easy to get lost in a sea of paperwork, get confused and make mistakes. Hence it is pertinent to make sure that everything gets entered correctly into the system.
Use the right modifiers and CPT codes
Modifiers are codes that offer more details about a procedure. These modifiers can frequently be misused, which can result in a costly mistake. Getting expert assistance can significantly improve the efficiency of the billing and coding cycle.
Keep up with the changes in modifier and coding guidelines
The practice of dermatology is always evolving, and the modifiers and codes must adapt as well. Expert coders make sure that modifier codes are only reported when they’re applicable and backed up by specific evidence in the patient’s medical file.
Outsource your medical billing and coding services
Outsourcing to a seasoned service provider like us gives you access to a team of professionals trained in end-to-end billing for dermatology. You can obtain cleaner, quicker claims with less expense by outsourcing your dermatology billing and coding services.
A dermatology billing service can help you steer clear of errors that might lead to your patients’ insurance claims being rejected or their payments being withheld.
We can aid practises in avoiding expensive errors and creating a more precise and effective method of keeping track of expenditures across the departments.
Higher Reimbursement Rate and Revenue
Working with us increases the likelihood of receiving prompt and full reimbursements.
Medical Billing Codes for Dermatology Billing: H2
Dermatology procedures have a wide range. Few practices may miss on billing the right codes resulting in lower or delayed payments.
CPT Code 11102: Tangential biopsy of skin; single lesion.
CPT Code 11103: Tangential biopsy of skin; each separate or additional lesion.
CPT Code 11104: Punch biopsy of kin; single lesion.
CPT Code 11105: Punch biopsy of skin; each separate/additional lesion.
CPT Code 11106: Incisional biopsy of skin; single lesion.
CPT Code 11107: Incisional biopsy of skin; each separate/additional lesion.
CPT Code 40490: Biopsy of lip.
CPT Code 69100: Biopsy of external ear.
CPT Code 17000: Destruction of premalignant lesions (eg, actinic keratoses); first lesion.
CPT Code 17003: Destruction of premalignant lesions (eg, actinic keratoses); 2 – 14 lesions.
CPT Code 17110: Destruction of benign lesions other than skin tags or cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions; up to 14 lesions.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
CPT Code 17311: Mohs micrographic technique on head, neck, hands, feet; first stage.
CPT Code 17312: Mohs micrographic technique on head, neck, hands, feet; each additional stage.
CPT Code 17313: Mohs micrographic technique on trunk, arms, and legs; first stage.
CPT Code 17314: Mohs micrographic technique on trunk, arms, and legs; each additional stage.
Excisions of Lesions
CPT Code 11403: Excision, benign lesion including margins; trunk, arms, or legs.
CPT Code 11603: Excision, malignant lesion including margins; trunk, arms, or legs.
CPT Codes 12031 & 12032: Repair; intermediate; wounds of scalp, axillae, trunk and/or extremities (excluding hands and feet).
CPT Codes 13120 & 13121: Repair; complex; scalp, arm, and/or legs.
CPT Code 88305: Level IV – surgical pathology, gross & microscopic exam.
CPT Code 88304: Level III – surgical pathology, gross & microscopic exam.
CPT Code 88312: Special stain including interpretation and report.
CPT Code 88341: Immunohistochemistry or immunocytochemistry.
Laser Therapy Treatments
CPT Codes 96920 & 96921: Laser treatment for inflammatory skin disease.
CPT Code 96900: Actinotherapy (UV light).
CPT Code 96910: Photochemotherapy; tar and ultraviolet B or petrolatum and ultraviolet B.
CPT Code 96567: Photodynamic therapy by external application of light to destroy premalignant and/or malignant lesions.
CPT Code J7308: Aminolevulinic acid HCL for topical administration.