Discharge after major surgery question

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Thorough confusion! A provider performs a planned major medical procedure and then the patient is discharged the next day. Can a discharge be coded? Or would the facility only be able to charge for this? Thank you.
 

MnTwins29

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The surgery was performed, right?

Assuming that the surgery did occur (and that you are asking about the E/M or discharge services), this would be part of the 90 day follow-up care in the surgical package unless there is documentation that the circumstances/reason for the visit were not related to the surgery. Then modifier -24 would be added.
 
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