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I had my teeth removed in another country but did not have time to stay to have the stitches removed. I was charged $250 to have the stitches removed from the inferior maxillary. The code used was D7912, which is for complicated stitches bigger than 5 cm. The dentist did not take more than five minutes to remove the stitches. I understand that the removal of the stitches is part of the follow-up visit, but in this case, it is not a follow-up visit and the clinic must be paid. Thus, what is the correct code? Is it still D9999?

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Asked on January 27, 2023
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D9999 is an unspecified Oral Surgery procedure, in this case even though the dentist was not the person to do the extraction, but he did do the removal of the stitches. I believe even if it’s not billed code d7912, it is the proper code for the procedure the patient had.

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