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    i was ask the question patient is in a 90 global period (had a spinal cord stimulator)but comes in for medicine refill for pain but has been on medicine for a while. Can an e/m visit be charged with a modifier 24


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    Athens, Ga.


    If the meds are for his chronic pain, then the visit would be considered global to his stimulator. If the meds were for something not pain-related (e.g. hypertension, diabetes, etc), then as long as you meet the other E&M guidelines, you can bill for an office visit with a mod-24.
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

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    What if pain was for differnet pain??????

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    Athens, Ga.


    As long as you can demonstrate through the documentation that the work done was not related to the implantation of the stimulator you should be able to charge that visit.
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

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