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    Default Admit after surgery

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    Can one charge for an admission e/m if the paitient is in a 90-day global period for a previous surgery? (the reason for admission is due to the previous surgery). I do not think so but I would like a second opinion to be sure.


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    Default 90 Day Global

    What was the reason the patient was re-admitted within the 90 days? Was there a complication? Was it planned? It depends on the reason why the patient was re-admitted.



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    The reason for admit was a complication of the previous surgery. In one case, it was for post-op pain. Another case it was a hematoma that needed to be drained...

    Does that change things enough?

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