Preoperative visit for Vasectomy

cnramsey

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If the patient comes in for his consult/preoperative visit for vasectomy. Can we bill for this visit since this provider will also be preforming the vasectomy? When I use craneware it shows 55250 having RVU's for the pre op/intra op/post op. This makes me believe the preop visit in the clinic is part of the procedure and we should not be billing for this visit. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Nichole
 

Chelle-Lynn

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Generally for a vasectomy the allowance is broken out with pre/intra/post. However remember that pre-op only comes into play after the decision the surgery or procedure has been made. If the patient is seeing the provider for the first time to discuss the procedure and determine if they are eligible then this would be outside of the pre-op time and eligible for regular billing.
 

cnramsey

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Generally for a vasectomy the allowance is broken out with pre/intra/post. However remember that pre-op only comes into play after the decision the surgery or procedure has been made. If the patient is seeing the provider for the first time to discuss the procedure and determine if they are eligible then this would be outside of the pre-op time and eligible for regular billing.
Thank you
 
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