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  1. Question Patient Education prior to procedure
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    Hi All....

    I am aware that the H&P is considered part of the surgical package; however, if we are also doing "extensive" patient education during that H&P, is that billable?

    We implant Intrathecal Pumps and Spinal Cord Stimulators...so the education is necessary, and it goes beyond just the H&P.

    Thanks in advance....

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    Quote Originally Posted by g.fairchild View Post
    Hi All....

    I am aware that the H&P is considered part of the surgical package; however, if we are also doing "extensive" patient education during that H&P, is that billable?

    We implant Intrathecal Pumps and Spinal Cord Stimulators...so the education is necessary, and it goes beyond just the H&P.

    Thanks in advance....
    I just wanted to add that I know the surgical pkg includes the E&M if done one day prior to, or on the day of the procedure...but if we were to do counsel the patient in length, say two-three days prior to the procedure, including the H&P...I am thinking this is billable...

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