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    Default 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?

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    Apr 2007


    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

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    Virginia Beach Local Chapter


    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.

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    Got it. Thank you both!

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    Apr 2007


    Please let me know if it makes sense, if not I can send you material to have it make sense!!
    Susan Edwards, CPC, CEDC

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