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    Default Post op visit??

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    My doc did surgery on pt rt foot.

    Pt was admitted to hospital during global for "mental issues".

    During inpt stay- hospital asked my doc to check on pt foot, which is in global.

    Would you bill consult or is it post op visit?

    I would say this is post op - but - I am being argued with (shocker)

    Thanks for any opinions!

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    This is considered a post op visit, your doc did the sx even though he is being asked to follow up in a different facility, pt is still his pt...

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    Default MelissaR

    I agree, this should be considered a post op visit.

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    You are correct. No matter where the patient is and he gets a consult to see his/her patient it is still consider for post op. Let them know if you charge a consult, that is a red flag to the insurance company.

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