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Follow-up E/M

  1. #1
    Barren River, KY
    Question Follow-up E/M
    Medical Coding Books
    Can anyone tell me the correct way to code a Follow-up visit in the office for a patient recently discharged from the hospital? I am getting various ways from different people and I'd just like to know the correct way. Any help would be great.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    If this is just a follow up, as in no procedure was done and no global period applies, you would use the appropriate established patient E/M based on documentatation (99212-99215).

    If there was a surgery with a global period this most likely will be a no charge 99024 unless something else was done/addressed. If there was a procedure done, like thoracentesis you would bill for that, or an E/M unrelated to the surgery (they had CTS but your provider also treats them for a sinus infection) you would use the appropriate established patient E/M with a 24 modifier.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

  3. #3
    Barren River, KY
    Thanks for the reply, but my actual question was what is the best way to code this, the procedure I know. Do I need to use a V-code or just code their current problems?

    Thanks again.

  4. #4
    Columbia, MO
    Again going back to what Laura stated it depends on what the patient was in for. If it is post surgical then a V code if it is post stroke with residuals then it is a 438.x and so on so it depends . We need more information to give a better answer.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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