[Histonet] CPT code for finger nails using potassium hydroxide

Joe Nocito jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com
Tue Sep 25 16:18:57 CDT 2007

I have to agree with Rene. There is a CPT for decals, there should be one 
for nails. And this is coming from Joe the Toe.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rene J Buesa" <rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com>
To: "Weems, Joyce" <JWEEMS <@t> sjha.org>; "Vacca Jessica" 
<Jessica.Vacca <@t> HCAhealthcare.com>; <Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 12:00 PM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] CPT code for finger nails using potassium hydroxide

> There is no CPT code for KOH on nails and probably the cause is:
>  1- not averybody soften nails before processing them;
>  2- some HTs just "soften" nails while sectioning them, or
>  3- is a procedure that takes only 30 min. with 10% KOH.
>  Regardless, it is another step and I think there should be a CPT code for 
> it.
>  René J.
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