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Herbie Lorona

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Need Help...

Pt comes in for a hospital f/u sees the Dr. Later that after noon the patient is having a different problem and comes back and sees the P.A. Can you bill for both office visits?
 

dmaec

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yes, you can bill/code both office visits. Is the hospital follow-up a no-charge (post op)? If it's Medicare, post op - you can't bill it unless it's a return to the OR. If these are just two issues, two visits - documentation supporting both, each separately, yes you can. With modifiers as needed, if needed, etc... (you might not get paid, but they are billable)
 

Herbie Lorona

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yes, you can bill/code both office visits. Is the hospital follow-up a no-charge (post op)? If it's Medicare, post op - you can't bill it unless it's a return to the OR. If these are just two issues, two visits - documentation supporting both, each separately, yes you can. With modifiers as needed, if needed, etc... (you might not get paid, but they are billable)
No the patient was not inpatient for a surgery. Patient was discharged from the hospital the day before and followed up with the physician to see how he was doing. Pt left and late in the afternoon came back for rectal bleeding! The Physician seen him in the morning and later that afternoon he was gone so the physician assistant seen him. Pt is medicare. The both documented seperatly.
 
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