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    Hi everyone,

    I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this but I would appreciate input from others. I work in a 2 physician practice. One physician (Dr. A) performed a tonsillectomy. Eight days later the pt went to the ER and was admitted for a post-tonsillectomy bleed. Because Dr. B was on call he was called in to see the pt. Dr. B now wants to bill this out as a level 3 IH-consult with a modifier 24. I say no because this is related to Dr. A's surgery performed 8 days prior. Any input?



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    You are correct. Both doctors are from the same practice. Also, unless the patient is returned to the OR, it would be global anyway.

    Hope this helps you out.


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    thank you so much for your input. Sometimes I second guess myself. It's always good to get input from others.


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