Below is the Q&A from CPT Assistant, Dec. 2002, on suture removal:
If a physician removes sutures during an office visit that were originally placed by a different physician, how should the suture removal be reported?
If the physician who removed the sutures did not place the sutures, then the suture removal would be considered part of evaluation and management.
S0630 is carrier discretion. I would check with the carrier in question to see if they recognize/pay for this code. If not, you would report an E/M service based on the documentation. (normally a low service)
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