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    Default Visit following surgery

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    I have a silly question....for some reason I can't remember. When a patient is in the hospital for a surgery with a 90 day global period and the provider that performed the surgery checks in on them and discharges them the next day, what code would I use? Would I still bill a "discharge" code or not because of the global period?

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    No code (no discharge).

    You can use 99024 with a zero charge if you guys keep track of post op face-to-face visits.

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