Post OP inpatient discharge newborn

Anna Weaver

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We have a situtation where the Dr (pediatrician) did a frenotomy on a newborn (12-25)patient while in hospital the day after birth (12-26). Patient was discharged the next day (12-27). Dr. charged a discharge. The frenotomy has a 10 day global and the discharge was billed without the modifier. The discharge was denied by insurance as inclusive. The Dr feels this should have a 24 modifier and wants a corrected claim sent. Any comments/thoughts/opinions out there? Would appreciate any and all help or resources.
 
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