How to Bill for Removing Sutures

November 25, 2020
Rick Gawenda

I often have patients who are under an outpatient therapy plan of care who had surgery and present during an evaluation or follow-up visit and the physician has asked me to remove the patients sutures. What is the most appropriate CPT code to bill for this service so that I am reimbursed by the insurance carrier for my time and supplies?


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  1. Hey Rick!

    Can you talk about Physician Direct Supervision under COVID?

    We’ve seen relaxed physician direct supervision requirements for hospital outpatient services, specifically allowing physicians to provide remote supervision of nurses, ancillaries, diagnostics, etc.

    Have you seen any of these relaxed supervision standards applied to the Direct Supervision requirement for ‘Incident To’ billing?