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New Patient and Intermediate Repair

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    Have a new patient who came in with a laceration which is intermediate. Can you bill for both a new patient exam and laceration repair. Thanks in advance.

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    The laceration procedure code includes some evaluation funding, but if the doctor had to do a more detailed work up, then you could bill the new patient CPT if documentation supports it.
    Marcus Murphy, CPPM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manugal1 View Post
    Have a new patient who came in with a laceration which is intermediate. Can you bill for both a new patient exam and laceration repair. Thanks in advance.
    Thank you!!

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