post op office visit

richelle25

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Hello

We have a patient that is under a global period for surgery. He will be going back to surgery for a related procedure. My provider wants to charge the office visit for the H&P. Is it possible to capture an office visit during a global period for scheduling a surgery that is related to the original procedure?

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Orthocoderpgu

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Need more information to help you. If this is just "related" and your doc knew that this would need to be done, then I don't think an E/M is appropriate. However, if there has been a complication, or if it's a fx that has moved or something like that, then you could bill it with a -24 & 57 modifier since it's new. If he doc did not know the surgery would be needed, and especially if this is a complication of the previous procedure, I would bill out an E/M since he disserves the E/M for MDM.
 
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