Pediatric Coding Alert

How to Get Suture Removal Pay Without Using A Procedure Code

- Published on Fri, May 21, 2004

Latest on CPT Code for Suture Removal from SuperCoder's Pediatric Coder

Mythbuster: Sort Out These Suture Removal Facts Against 3 Misconceptions

Formula: Removal with anesthesia = 15850 or CPT 15851

The bad news: suture removal is usually bundled into the global, so forget about earning that extra revenue by billing it separately. The good news: you can take advantage of basic coding options available that will improve documentation and save you out of compromising situations.

Learn the tricks of the trade by resolving these 3 myths.

Myth 1: 99024 Is a “Trophy” Code

Reality: You think that just because 99024 (Postoperative follow-up visit, normally included in the surgical package, to indicate that an evaluation and management service was performed during a... read the full article, CPT guidelines, fee schedules, LCD and CCI edits related to Suture Removal in one place, subscribe to SuperCoder's Pediatric Coder.

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Pediatric Coding Alert
Issue - May, 2004
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