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    Question Surgicel - Office visit or lac repair?

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    How should I bill for a visit for a small laceration that was closed with Surgicel? Should it be a laceration repair or just an office visit?

    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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    I would code it as an office visit since Surgicel is used to promote clot formation and is not a tissue adhesive or chemical cautery substance.

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    Thanks! So Dermabond would be a lac repair?

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    Yes, Dermabond is a tissue adhesive.

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