Results 1 to 3 of 3

Preoperative H & P

  1. #1
    Default Preoperative H & P
    New Call-to-action
    Can you bill for a preoperative H & P that is performed by the surgeon performing the surgery regardless of the global period.

    I recently read an article that states if the patient is seen for an H & P by the surgeon this is considered part of the global and should not be billed regardless of when the visit is performed.

    My doctor's normally sees the patient at least a week before the surgery for their H &P. In the past, I was billing an E & M

  2. Default
    For me, it is a codable service. Global period begins 1 day prior to the surgery so he is outside global.

  3. #3
    North Carolina
    This subject is always debatable and I would err on the side of caution. There is a CPT Assistant that suggests otherwise...

    CPT Assistant-May 2009

    "If the surgeon sees a patient and makes a decision for surgery and then the patient returns for a visit where the intent of the visit is the preoperative H&P, and this service occurs in the interval between the decision-making visit and the day of surgery, regardless of when the visit occurs (1 day, 3 days, or 2 weeks), the visit is not separately billable as it is included in the surgical package"
    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC

    Your click COUNTS...

    CLICK to give FREE mammograms!

Similar Threads

  1. Preoperative visit
    By lak_15 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-10-2012, 12:16 PM
  2. Preoperative H&P
    By Bilodeau in forum E/M
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-14-2011, 05:13 PM
  3. Preoperative H&P Exam by NP or PA
    By obrien44 in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-07-2010, 06:50 AM
  4. Billing Preoperative H&P
    By BradSW in forum E/M
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-28-2010, 05:56 PM
  5. Preoperative Clearances
    By SueTeal in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-09-2009, 12:23 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.