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Tpn visits in hospital

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    Lightbulb Tpn visits in hospital
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    Patient is in hospital in a postoperative period but surgeon is still visiting the patient to follow with orders for TPN. Is there any E/M code that covers ordering TPN for a patient that is in a post-op?:

  2. #2
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Global period
    If the visits are occuring during the global period for the procedure then they are included in the surgical package and are NOT separately billable.

    If you are outside the global period, then you would use the appropriate subsequent hospital visit based on documentation.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Thank you, as I thought but MD thought there was a seperate code for monitoring the TPN. Thanks again!!!!

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    What is TPN. I am sorry for dumb question.I am curious

    thank you

  5. #5
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Abbreviations Dictionary
    Kumeena ...
    Here is a website that will help answer many questions about medical abbreviations:

    We usually use it to mean Total Parenteral Nutrition.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Thank you Tessa

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