The guidelines I found for this a few years back were from the CMS website. The link was saved on a previous computer so I no longer have that. Sorry for that, but you can do a search and find it. The preop can be split between the PCP and the surgeon and each would bill the surgical plus the 56 and the 52. As far as the definition I see no difference in preop clearance and management. Preop is preop not the decison for surgery, the evaluation to determine the need for surgery has already been performed so now all that is left is to evaluate the pre existing conditions and status, which is what the surgeon is requesting from the PCP. Not a consult but a medical determination. I think this is one of those things that has several phrases which all boil down to the same thing.
- ICD-10 Trainings
- Comprehensive Courses
- CPC (Certified Professional Coder)
- COC (Certified Outpatient Coder)
- CIC (Certified Inpatient Coder) NEW!
- CRC (Certified Risk Adjustment Coder) NEW!
- CPB (Certified Professional Biller)
- CPMA (Certified Professional Medical Auditor)
- CDEO (Certified Documentation Expert – Outpatient) NEW!
- CPPM (Certified Physician Practice Manager)
- CPCO (Certified Professional Compliance Officer)
- VIEW ALL CERTIFICATIONS
Coding / Billing Solutions
- Audit / Compliance Solutions
Job Experience / Apprentice Removal
News / Discussion
- Other Resources
- Book Store
- Log In / Join