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Can someone help with an issue we're having in our office. Doctor is on call and performs a c-section or other surgery. The patient returns to our office in a week or so for a wound check. The doctor feels I should bill for that service since the patient has never been seen in our office, but I feel that this is included in the global service since he performed the procedure. Any ideas? I haven't been able to locate any written info to support either position.
 

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The coding/billing of the c/section has a global period which encompasses the postoperative wound check. Whether the patient has been seen in the office previously or not is not pertinent, it is still included in the postoperative follow-up for the c/section. You can assign the 99024 if you want, however, it is not reimburseable, and usually has a dollar value of -0-

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