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    Question post-op complications
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    I am new to Ob/Gyn coding. My providers think they should be able to bill subsequent hospital visits for certain post operative complications. Like neutorpenic fevers and hyperkalemia. Does anyone have information on this? I am not sure if this is considered part of the global package or not.

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    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire
    Default Complications
    I would first need to know who did the surgery, what is the p/op complication? Sometimes the surgeon will ask the family/internist to chk on the pt for their diabetes or htn as these can be affected post op. If it is directly related to surgery ie; post op infection and no further work is done, then it is included in the global. If more work is done such as reopening the wound and repacking they I would use the appropriate modifier. Hope this helps....
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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