We refer patient to a Oral Surgeon, they pulled tooth out and put sutures. Patient came to our office to remove sutures. What code should we use? Since we did not pull his tooth but remove his sutures. Thank you
Since there is no specific code for suture removal you would use D7999 (unspecified oral surgery procedure, by report). You will need to send a short narrative along with the claim explaining what was preformed.
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