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    Can someone tell me when it is appropriate to use v67.00 surg f/u, v45.89 postsurgical or
    v58.49 postsurgical aftercare

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    Columbia, MO
    First V45.89 is secondary only allowed. As far as the V67.00 vs V58.49.....
    Follow up is a surveilance encounter to assure that all is well,
    Aftercare implies something is still being done for the patient and should be followed with the appropriate V code to explain what is being done such as V58.32 for suture removal

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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