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Removing sutures

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    Patient has surgery and comes to our clinic to have the sutures removed. Our doc did not perform the surgery, just the suture removal. Is this billed as a 99211? Or how is this coded? Thanks for your help.

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    Since you did not initially put them in, typically it's a low office visit....99211/12. CPT has an example of this in the back of your book. There is also HCPCS code S0630 but I find that many carriers don't pay for this.

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    What insurance are you billing for this?
    Karen Maloney, CPC
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    Thanks Rebecca......
    I was also going to suggest S0630, if this was a Non-Medicare patient.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
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    The patient has Federal Blue Cross.

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