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Follow up to surgery codes

  1. Question Follow up to surgery codes
    Medical Coding Books
    ok, I'm new at this.

    I have a child that is being seen in his post op period for his surgical follow up (tonsillectomy). I'm not sure exactly how to code this.

    I know I should use the 99024 post op follow up CPT, but do I add the 99499 unlisted e&m? and should I use V67.09 follow up to surgery, other , diagnosis code??

  2. #2
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Surgeon?
    Are you coding for the surgeon who performed the T&A?

    If it is in the global post-op period you code 99024 with V67.00 as your code and the fee is $0.00. You have already been paid for the postoperative services in the reimbursement for the surgery.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Default aftercare vs followup
    There is a difference is between aftercare and f/up. Please refer to the icd 9 GL. For T&A POP we code v58.75 99024 and 99499 (In DoD we have to use 99499 as a placeholder in order for the electronic record submits successfully)

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