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    Question Coding for Primary Care preoperative exam

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    I am a primary care Physician,and one of my patients is scheduled for surgery soon.Can I bill for a preoperative visit, and if so, what CPT code should be used? Does the Place of service-Office or Hospital make a difference?
    Katie Mills, CPC
    Billing Leader
    Hanover Family Practice

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    Apr 2007
    Tampa, Florida


    we are a primary care physician office also and we bill 99244 and the v code for pre-op physical as the diagnosis. we bill 99244 because the surgeon is requesting a clearance from our office so we bill as a consult

    hope this helps

    Nickie, CPC

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