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    Default Simple Laceration repair

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    Can you bill for a Laceration repair (ex. 12001) when the provider uses Dermabond for the closure without any sutures?

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    Default dermabond laceration re[air

    yes you may bill a 12001 for dermabond repair see CPT book Repair guidelines- Simple repair includes chemical repair

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    Smile "sticky" situation

    Pardon the pun! This is another one of the differences between CPT and Medicare. If you are repairing a simple lac for Medicare the code is G0168, otherwise yes you may use the CPT code you referenced. :

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    Also, keep in mind- few things are simple- because some other payers may also follow Medicare on this one-Adrienne

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    yes you can bill 12001 simple repari with using dermabond

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