Newbie Coding Help!

Bcostas26

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Hi- I am just starting out as a coder. My doctor wants to code an office visit cpt 99213, cpt 11402 with Cpt 12021. Is this okay to bill a simple for a closure? I believe it is fine, however, one chart told me in order to bill For the closure with Cpt 11402 it would have to be an intermediate or complex closure not the the simple closure cpt 12021 Thank you for your assistance!
 

mitchellde

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Simple closure is inclusive with all excisions. To be separately reportable the defect must require more than simple repair. Check your CCI edits and the CPT book to confirm this.
 

CodingKing

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E&M is also not separately reportable when done on the same day as a minor procedure unless its significant and separately identifiable. There is always a E&M component included in minor surgical procedures. If they are unaware of the well known simple repair bundling i assume Dr is unaware of the E&M rules as well.
 
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