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Pre-op visit one week prior to sx

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    Dictation documents visit was pre-op. Surgery was a week away. How should this be billed?

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    Short answer--If the pre-op was routine (patient was otherwise healthy except for condition necessitating surgery), then the visit is included in the surgical global days. If the patient has other existing conditions that need to be evaluated before patient can be cleared for surgery, then you may be able to code & bill the E&M.

    Becky, CPC

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    Is there a reference source for this so I can present to our doc?

    Thank you...

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    Talking Global Package; pre op visits
    Hello! I work for many providers, many are surgeons:
    We have all found this article to be very helpful to remind us
    the basic rules of the pre-op/global package.
    ~Sunni

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/462024

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