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no global days for simple suture repair(12001-12018)

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    Default no global days for simple suture repair(12001-12018)
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    In 2011 the simple laceration repair codes no longer have a 10-day global period, so when the patient comes back to get the sutures removed are we able to bill for an E&M?
    thanks,
    -Mary

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    If there is no other complaint, then a 99211 would be appropriate.

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    Did the nurse see the patient or did the MD see the pt? I would only use 99211 if the nurse saw the patient then level the visit according to documentation for the MD. But YES you are able to bill an E/M now.

    Kelsey, CPC

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