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    surgeon does a postop visit (in global) for carotid endarterectomy. Surgeon also in that same visit reviews a different problem (renal artery stenosis).
    can you only still bill 99024 postop visit?
    or can you bill 99024 and an est visit 99212-24?

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Documentation is key

    If your documentation clearly supports an E/M visit, completely unrelated to the surgery, then yes, you can code it with the -24 modifier. I would not bother to code the follow-up visit, though, just muddies the water.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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