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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...

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