Hi to all,
just like to ask everyone if a patient has a previous operation and came back for a follow-up visit for the same condition, but already beyond the its global period and the patient is doing well with minor problem not that significant but somehow related to the previous problem, would you code it as a post-op visit (because the patient made the visit related to his problem) or a regular office visit (because it was already pass its global period)? anybody can comment & advice, really need help on this,a bit confuse , do appreciate the help.
The patient has cruciate & meniscal injury and done arthroscopy to his knee, after a few follow-up visits & rehabilitation Patient is doing well with minor problem of having slight pain 1/10 on descending stairs which rehab was taking care of it conservatively. Now made a follow-up visit to his Doctor 15 dys pass the global period of his surgery.
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