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    Default What code to use for a facial laceration repair

    I'm looking for the correct code to use for a facial laceration repair. I'm new to anesthesia coding and not finding an obvious choice per the CPT definitons. I would appreciate any suggestions.

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    regardless of the CPT you choose to reference to, the anesthesia code for facial laceration repair will be 00300. look to CPT's 12011 - 12018 for simple repair, 12051 - 12057 for intermediate/layered repair, or 13131 - 13152 for complex repair.

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