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Old 08-04-2010, 01:20 PM
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I need help .... Will the code for the suture repair be added to CPT code 46922 and 46924 or is it bundled??

I am coding a general surgery note in which it states that " The larger condylomata were excised, and some were passed off the field as a specimen. The smaller condylomata were fulgrated in place, and several 2-0 chromic sutures were used to control incidential bleeding associated with excision of the condylomata.

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Old 08-09-2010, 05:16 PM
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It's included with the procedure since it's considered a simple repair or closure. If he went down to the subcutaneous layer then you could code a intermediate repair.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:18 AM
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Thanks for your help!!
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