DERMABOND----For laceration repair

mobrien

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Is this cost of doing business?
Or do you use simple laceration code?
What about Worker's Comp visit?
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cpccoder2008

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on page 58 of the 2008 CPT book it states "Wound closure utilizing adhesive strips as the sole repair material should be coded using the appropriate E/M code. " i do the coding for ER and i don't bill for dermabond closure.
 

goldejoa

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I also work coding ED and always bill for dermabond closure in addition to the EM. This is not steri-strips ( adhesvie strips), but it is a tissue adhesive, which is specified in the first paragaph of the repair section.

JG
 

jccoder

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I also code ER visits and we bill dermabond as a simple repair along with the E/M.
 
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