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    Default pre ops office visits Globel?

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    Hi I know this has been discussed before but I am not locating the information. Example:
    a patient was seen in June or July and for some reason the surgery was not scheduled until November. The decision for surgery was made in July a "pre op counseling" appt was made for early november and the surgery wasnt scheduled for 20 days. Would this visit be a part of the globel due to surgery being already decided or could this office visit be charged?????

    Thank you

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    Apr 2007


    never mind I just answered my own question with The 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 servicde occurs in the interval between the decision-making visit and the day of surgery, regardless of when the visit occurs (1 day, 3 days, 2 weeks, etc) the visit is not separately billable as it is included in the surgical package."

    Thanks I knew I had read it just couldn't remember where.

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