Billing during post op

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Can a dr bill an office visit with a 58 modifier for a pt being seen during po for lpi (which was done by another dr in the practice)if the diagnosis is the same?
 

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No you cannot use the 58 modifier on an office level it is for procedures only, no you may not charge a post op encounter just because another physician is seeing the patient in the same practice . ALSO just to be clear if the reason for the surgery resolved with the surgery then you do not code it you use V codes for follow up or aftercare.
 
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