Admit during Post Op Please help with Coding

Hopp

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Hi! Just wondering about coding an admit during a post op global - Example:
Pt had exceison of basal Cell Carcinoma leg and then approx 3 days later developed
cellulits and had to be admitted to hospital. Can I bill for the admit with the 24 modifier or would this be considered related to the surgery ? TIA for any help
Deb, CPC
 

adri3421

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Im thinking it would be considered a complication......and part of the global package. Complications with no return to the OR are not billable.
 

Hopp

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Admit during PO for Cellulitis

Thanks so much for your help - thats exactly what I was thinking but just wasnt sure
Thanks again DebCPC
 
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