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Barbara Posted 9 day(s) ago
hi..,.pt developed facial heamatoma , dr took her back to OR unstiched cheek area suctioned the clot out and restiched her ..i am having trouble finding CPT code thank you for the help
SuperCoder Posted 8 day(s) ago

Hi Barbara,

Heamatoma seems to be the complication of previous procedure performed. So if the patient is retured to OR in the global period of the initial procedure, then facial heamatoma suctioning is not billable, however, it will be included in the main procedure. Please feel free to ask for any further query. 

Barbara Posted 7 day(s) ago
ithe pt had a cosmetic face lift not billed to ins. Thou i understand it is a complication of that , so is it still not billable.? He unstiched the cheek area and evacuated the clot and restiched.
SuperCoder Posted 4 day(s) ago

Hi Barbara,

Cosmetic surgeries are generally not paid by insurance companies, you may need to check payer policy and contact them regarding the same. However, complication of previous surgery performed in its global period will still not be billable.

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