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    Default Dermabond

    I am just needing a second opinion on how to charge this visit. We have done this several different ways and I am interested to see what somebody else thinks. We had a patient come in for a laceration repair. The wound was too jagged to repair with suturing, so the physician used Dermabond. Steri-strips are billed under the appropriate E&M level, but what about the dermabond? Is the dermabond considered a tissue adhesive (eg cyanoacrylate) then indicating we should billed 12001? I appreciate the help!

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    yes, dermabond is not a surgical procedure....it's an adhesive-like substance....do not use a surgery code.....just the E/M suffices

    Quote Originally Posted by jbolton View Post
    I am just needing a second opinion on how to charge this visit. We have done this several different ways and I am interested to see what somebody else thinks. We had a patient come in for a laceration repair. The wound was too jagged to repair with suturing, so the physician used Dermabond. Steri-strips are billed under the appropriate E&M level, but what about the dermabond? Is the dermabond considered a tissue adhesive (eg cyanoacrylate) then indicating we should billed 12001? I appreciate the help!
    Rachele Porter, AS, CPC, CPC-H, CEDC
    no weapons formed against me shall prosper

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    Thank you so much!

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    Bill G0168 if Medicare. For commercials; bill simple laceration repair, by site, code from CPT. Dermabond is not included in E/M.
    Thanks,
    Jagadish, CCS-P, CPC

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    Default G0168

    When Using The G0168,
    What If It's A Repair Of Multiple Sites With The Glue?
    Report The Code 1x ?

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