Be sure to provide adequate clinical documentation to support 99024. By Barbara Aubry, RN, CPC, CPMA, CHCQM, FABQAURP As of July 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began auditing claims for nearly 300 targeted services to determine whether CPT® 99024 Postoperative follow-up visit, normally included in the surgical package, to indicate that ...
Jun 16th, 2015
Q: A Medicare patient visits his primary care physician for dressing changes two weeks after a major surgery, which a surgeon performed. How would you code the PCP’s services? A: It depends. If the physician has a transfer of care agreement with the surgeon, you would append modifier 55 Post-operative management only to the surgical code. Modifier ...
Aug 1st, 2013
When providers are doing the work for unrelated post-op procedures, get paid for it.  By Erin Andersen, CPC, CHC I had an opportunity to audit a surgical specialty that wondered if they could (or should) bill inpatient subsequent visits when seeing their patients after surgery. Good question! The answer is, “Maybe.” If the post-operative (post-op) ...