Using modifier 78 w a 24 is that possible ?

carol52

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Pt had Splenectomy , was returned to surgery the same day for Post Op bleeding. I used a 78 for returned to surgery,but , he also admitted him to ICU can you charge for this? and also what modifier ? Thanks for anyones help
 

debgispert

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Short Answer is "NO" you cannot bill for the admission to the ICU unit. That is considered part of the surgical procedure.
 
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