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Insurers tend to think of keloids as a cosmetic issue so they have a wide range of standards covering reimbursement for care and treatments. Practitioners must fully document the medical necessity of the care they provide and then code the conditions and treatments correctly to maximize their chance for reimbursement.
Recent Medicare changes include the apparent disappearance of consultation codes, the addition of site-specific soft-tissue excision codes, and increasing pressure from overseers and auditors, says an expert.