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ER visit w/ stab wound repair by staples

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    Can I bill seperately for the staples repair or is it included in the 99283?
    Thanks

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    you can bill for the laceration repair and if you did the e/m level with the modifier -25.

    does that make sense?
    Susan Edwards, CPC, CEDC, AAPC Fellow
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    In order to bill an E/M with modifier 25 the E/M would have to be a separate service unrelated from the laceration repair, per guidelines.
    Judy Wilson, CPC,COC,CPCO,CPPM,CPB,CPC-P,CPC-I,CANPC,AAPC FELLOW,CMRS

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    Got it. Thank you both!

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    Please let me know if it makes sense, if not I can send you material to have it make sense!!
    Susan Edwards, CPC, CEDC, AAPC Fellow
    Swainsboro/Statesboro Georgia President

    smecoder@gmail.com

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