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    Default Suture Removal question

    I have a pt. that was just seen for suture removal. The sutures were not put in by our doctor. Pt. was under local anesthesia when sutures were removed. Having a hard time finding a correct CPT code for this. I have found 18581 but it states "Removal os sutures under anesthesia (other than local), other surgeon. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

    Deidre Hann, CPC-A

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    2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Book
    You will just bill an e/m code. There is no CPT code for suture removal.
    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
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    Kansas City, MO Chapter
    Member Development Officer 2016
    Harrisonville, MO Chapter President - 2013
    ICD-10 Education Coordinator- 2012
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