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Family Practice Coding Alert

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Reporting 15851 For Suture Removal Without Anesthesia? Think Again

Question: Our FP recently performed suture removal in the office for an established patient who had undergone repair of a superficial wound to the scalp that he sustained during a fall when he had gone hiking when on vacation. The patient returned home and presented to our provider for suture removal. Should I report 15851 for the suture removal? And [...]