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Pre-Op & Physical Same Day

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    Question Pre-Op & Physical Same Day
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    I have a question, if we have a new patient come into our office for a new patient physical and they also are requesting a pre-op, and the doctor documents the physical separately & correctly, and then the doctor also documents a pre-op separately & correctly, can we bill for both on the same date of service adding a 25 modifier to the pre-op? I cannot find any documentation on billing properly for this situation. Any info would be great.

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    If you are billing the physical with 9938X series append the modifier to 9920X and you can bill both linking appropriate DX codes.
    Jagadish, CCS-P, CPC

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