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DERMABOND----For laceration repair

  1. Cool DERMABOND----For laceration repair
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    Is this cost of doing business?
    Or do you use simple laceration code?
    What about Worker's Comp visit?
    Thank you

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    Use a simple laceration code and a HCPCS code for Dermabond. G0168-wound closure utilizing tissue adhesives only.

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    on page 58 of the 2008 CPT book it states "Wound closure utilizing adhesive strips as the sole repair material should be coded using the appropriate E/M code. " i do the coding for ER and i don't bill for dermabond closure.

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    I also work coding ED and always bill for dermabond closure in addition to the EM. This is not steri-strips ( adhesvie strips), but it is a tissue adhesive, which is specified in the first paragaph of the repair section.

    JG

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    I also code ER visits and we bill dermabond as a simple repair along with the E/M.

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