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Assistant surgeon and post-op period

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    Unhappy Assistant surgeon and post-op period
    Medical Coding Books
    I have an MD (Dr. B) who was the assistant for a hysterectomy. The primary provider (Dr. A) is not part of our clinic. The patient came back to see Dr. B for her post-op care. My question is, would the code for the post-op visit done by Dr. B be 99024? I was a little confused because the primary MD was not associated with the same medical group as the assistant.
    Sorry if this is confusing, but any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. Talking
    I would think so....
    As long as you originally billed surgery charges with a 62 or 80 modifier.

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