99231 for a follow up visit after a C-section

chembree

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Is it appropriate to bill 99231 when our anesthesiologist visits the patient bedside to evaluate and document her post op intrathecal pain control.
Details are given for 2 of these 3 components:
A problem focused history,
problem focused exam
and medical decision making of straightforward or low complexity.

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LisaAlonso23

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Usually, you would bill 01996 for the post-op visit that takes place the following day and not an E/M code. If the post-op visit is the same day, it's not billable.

01996 = Daily hospital management of epidural or subarachnoid continuous drug administration.
 
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