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    Default Do I code for suture removal?

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    After my family practice provider does a benign lesion excision (11400) that requires stitches for closure in the office, when the patient returns to the office the following week for the suture removal, what do I code? Is the suture removal part of the original code?

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    Default suture removal

    11400 has a 10 day global period. Doc should not bill for suture removal . How about 99024 f/u, n/c

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    Thanks a bunch!

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