• CPT Code for Multiple Molluscum Lesions

    Question: We have a 2-year-old who had molluscum lesions on each upper eyelid, as well as on his face and body which was 18 total lesions. The parents asked if our surgeon would remove all, and he did. How best do we submit this service?

    Answer: The likely CPT code is 17111 Destruction (e.g. laser surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemosurgery, surgical curettement) of benign lesions other than skin tags or cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions; 15 or more lesions. 

    Learn more about lesion removal in the 1-hour Online Course Lesion Removal Documentation and Claim Submission Guidelines.