I would need to see the documentation of the visit where the staple was removed and then suture(s) required to close that resulting wound to accurately advise on the correct code to use.
But, in general, YES, if you had to perform a procedure (vs just removing sutures or staples) you could code for that procedure.
Your "follow-up" visit when the patient came back to get the sutures taken out is not billable (global to the procedure performed on the first visit).
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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