I DO agree with NOT reporting the anesthesia. Local anesthesia IS included in the suture and the anesthesia codes 00... are only to be reported by an anesthesiologist and on top of that require a P-status modifier. We usually do not report anything besides the actual suture unless of course there is a E/M visit documented that qualifies to be billed with a 25 modifier.
My question is when a patient has suture done with another PCP not within our group and comes to our office for suture removal during Urgent Care Business hours are we allowed to bill an Urgent care E/M visit with suture removal dx even though it is whitin the 10days global timeframe?
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