Results 1 to 3 of 3


  1. #1
    Default Post-OP
    Exam Training Packages
    Can a doctor charge a discharge after a major sx? My doctor did a major sx then discharged the pt 4 days later. Can I bill a 99238? Or is it considered global and can't be billed. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

  2. Default
    I always thought that the discharge would be related to the surgical procedure, unless the patient had other problems that were addressed while in house.


  3. #3
    Default I agree.
    That is correct. If the condition the patient was treated for is UNRELATED TO THE SURGERY (and documented as such) then the physician may bill with modifier 24. See 30.6.6 of the CMS Claims Processing Manual:

    Otherwise, all is included in the global payment.

Similar Threads

  1. Post op again?
    By maine4me in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-16-2015, 11:56 AM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-13-2012, 08:11 AM
  3. Post Op
    By sasharea in forum Ophthalmology/Optometry
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-23-2011, 03:55 PM
  4. E/M during post op
    By redmoore in forum E/M
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-16-2010, 12:31 PM
  5. post op dx?
    By jjmack01 in forum ENT/Otolaryngology
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-23-2009, 07:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.