AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2019 Issue 2; Ask the editor

Suture removal from sclera

A patient with a history of a ruptured left globe with repair presented for removal of sutures from the cornea and sclera. Monitored anesthesia care (MAC) was administered as well as a sub-conjunctival block. The inferior scleral sutures were identified and removed. What code is assigned for suture removal from the sclera under MAC anesthesia? ...

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