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Inpatient consult billing outside surgery global

  1. Question Inpatient consult billing outside surgery global
    Clearnace Sale
    I'm a new coder and I am trying to determine whether I can bill an inpatient consult code 99252 for a patient that my Neurosugeon did surgery on 5 months prior. on 6/2 the NS charged a 99242 w/ 331.4 obstructive hydrocephalus and subsequently operated on 6/11 - 62230 w/ 331.4. On 11/11 NS was consulted for patient readmission with dx of new onset of seizures. The attending wanted to r/o shunt malfunction. Can I charge a consult code since this is outside the global, different place of service and new diagnosis? Any help would be greatly appreciated.....thank you.

  2. Wink Inpatient consult...
    Absolutely...go for it. Anytime your doc is consulted in-hospital, particularly for a new problem, there is no question. If your doc is consulted today and gives his/her opinion and does not assume treatment of this patient at this time - it is conceivable that the requesting party may even ask for another consult in a day or two (sometimes the condition changes, etc.).

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    Awesome, thank you sooo much for the info!! Happy Holidays to you.

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    i agree, you sure can bill it.
    Dawnelle Beall, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I
    Licensed AAPC PMCC Instructor
    AAPC ICD-10CM Certified Trainer
    Previous AAPC Local Chapter President & VP

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