AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Help with CPT Procedure code during PO

  1. #1

    Default Help with CPT Procedure code during PO

    AAPC: Back to School
    Hi Would someone Please be able to help me code:
    Pt came in for a PO wound check from an Incarcerated
    hernia repair. Pt has an abd.wall abscess which Dr. does
    an I & D. Pt is still in the post op global period and I am just not sure which Modifier to use as this was done in the
    office. 78 is for related but states in the OR/Procedure room. 79 is for unrelated. Thinking I should just go with
    78 TIA
    Deb, CPC

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Kansas City, MO


    Per Medicare minor post-op complications that can be taken care of in the office are not be separately billable.

    CPT's definition of surgery package a lot less strict.

    If you think it is billable...use the -78. It's definitely realted.

Similar Threads

  1. Help me to code the CPT for this procedure
    By Ravikirann in forum Plastic Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-01-2015, 01:12 AM
  2. What CPT code should be billed for the procedure
    By tessiec@mail.com in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-22-2014, 04:34 AM
  3. Cpt procedure code
    By allowry5 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-18-2011, 11:14 AM
  4. cpt code for this procedure
    By drdadhichsunil in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-30-2009, 12:52 AM
  5. CPT code(s) for Panacos procedure???
    By lisacda68 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-23-2009, 07:33 AM

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.