AMA CPT® Assistant - 2002 Issue 12 (December)
Evaluation and Management (December 2002)
December 2002 page 11-end Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Evaluation and Management (Q&A) Question If a physician removes sutures during an office visit that were originally placed by a different physician, how should the suture removal be reported? AMA Comment There is not a separate code that describes removal of sutures when the removal is not performed under anesthesia. If the physician who removed the sutures did not place the sutures, then the suture removal would be considered part of evaluation and management (E/M). Removal of sutures by the physician who originally placed them is not separately reportable. Evaluation...
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