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E/M with lesion removal HELP!

TLC

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A patient was seen by the doctor and told to come back for lesion removals. She made her next appt on the day she was first seen. She came back 10 days later for the removals. I don't think another office visit can be charged since this was just already noted and pt was told to come back. The doctor is now charging a 99215 along with the removals. Is this incorrect. I believe I have seen this written somewhere but not I can't find it. Thank you
ps. If this is so any idea where I can find it in print.
 
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CodingKing

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Maybe try the global surgery package guidelines in CPT book? Decision for surgery was the visit where they were told to come back. If patient is back solely for the lesion removal you cannot bill an E&M
 

TLC

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Thank you CodingKing. I had looked there it seemed to be talking about the day prior to surgery not anything about a week or so before. Good luck with you test.
 
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