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    I have a patient who comes in for sutures removed related to workers comp injury
    but also needs meds refilled on an ongoing health issue

    how would i bill for this and can we do both things at the same time?
    Please help!!
    Last edited by BRENDA28; 10-19-2010 at 03:21 PM.
    Brenda Amaro, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    Engelwood, CO


    In this case, it is acceptable to bill the WC carrier one E&M code and then the regular medical carrier another E&M code. (I'm assuming your practice did not do the initial suturing.) The key is to make sure you aren't overlapping E&M levels, so to speak. The practitioner should separate out chart notes, too, so each service is clearly defined.


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    Okay becky thank you this really helps.
    Brenda Amaro, CPC

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