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    [COLOR="Indigo"]Hi -During a 90 global, patient is re-admitted to the hospital with primary DX of post-op atrial fibrilliation (had a CABG). CAn this be bille dwith a 24 modifier? Please help.

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    Capital Coders, Columbia, SC


    The global period includes E/M services for typical postoperative follow-up care. It seems that the atrial fibrillation would be a complication which requires significant evaluation and management above and beyond that of the typical follow-up care, which I believe would justify the use of modifier 24.

    Bill Hale, CPC

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