The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 15850 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Other Repair (Closure) Procedures on the Integumentary System.
Both CPT® and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) consider suture removal to be part of a minor surgical procedure’s global package. If the same physician who placed the sutur... [ Read More ]
Both CPT® and CMS consider suture removal to be part of a minor surgical procedure’s global package. If the same physician who placed the sutures removes them during the original procedure’s g... [ Read More ]
Sometimes getting paid for additional work takes ingenuity. Q: In our family practice, I occasionally see documentation stating that one of our physicians removed sutures that were placed by anothe... [ Read More ]
Removal of sutures is usually not a separately billable service. An exception may occur if the patient must be placed under general anesthesia to remove the sutures (15850 Removal of sutures under ... [ Read More ]
By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC In most circumstances, you would not code separately for suture removal. There isn’t a dedicated CPT® code for suture removal, and both the American Medical Associ... [ Read More ]