Charging for Sutures in OR?

We have not charged for sutures in the past.  With stall of Epic in August, I would like to change that practice.

Do you charge for sutures?  Why or why not?

Comments

  • We currently charge for sutures and all closure devices.  But have notices an increased denial from Commercial payers during their line item reviews as integral to the procedure.
  • We don't charge separately for sutures but include them in the surgery level charge
  • Most hospitals I work with do not charge seperately. I would be interested to know the benefit to charging separate vs including them in the time or procedure charge.
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