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Go With G0168 For Dermabond Repair For Medicare Patients

Question: Our FP recently performed simple repair of a laceration of the scalp for a Medicare patient. The length of the laceration was 2 cm. Instead of using sutures to close the wound, he used Dermabond. Can I report the laceration code 12001 for the repair even though no sutures were placed during the procedure? Michigan Subscriber Answer: According to CPT® rules, [...]