January 23, 2020
My physician is utilizing an open laceration on the patient’s chin for open reduction of a mandibular symphysis fracture and he wants to also charge for a complex laceration repair for that laceration. Is this billable or is it part of the ORIF code?
If the fracture is repaired through the laceration then we code only the fracture repair – the laceration repair would not be separately reported.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 01/23/20.