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Suture Removal -exam under anesthesia

  1. #1
    Minot ND
    Question Suture Removal -exam under anesthesia
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    I've never coded for suture removal after cataract surgery even if it's after the post op period, I've always included it in the office visit code. I have one now that we took to the ASC to do the suture removal on a 4 year old who had surgery 6 months ago. We also did a complete exam under anesthesia as we were never able to get a good look on this active little boy. Is the suture removal bundled with the 92018, or should I code it seperately with 66999?

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    Take a look at 15850-15851 Suture removal under anesthesia and it is not bundled with 92018. Hope this helps.

  3. #3
    Minot ND
    As 15850 and 15851 pertain to the integumentary system I'm not sure they would apply to sutures in the eye. Any other ideas?

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