Laceration repairs do include an evaluation service. An E/M could be justified if the physician had to determine the extent of the injury (example-head injury) and/or whether there is any pertinent underlying medical condition (example-diabetes) that could complicate the procedure. If it is a simple repair that does not require a separate, identifiable service, I would only code the laceration repair.
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