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    Default seperate physcians not in same practice 1 does surgery 2 does postop

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    Here is my question

    our Doctor refered a patient to another physician who did a total hysterectomy

    the patient is now back under our care for postop would this be billed out as 99024 or should the first initial post op visit be billed as 59150-55 and any other post op vist be billed as 99024


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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Post op care only

    The surgeon who performed the hysterectomy should code with a -54 modifier.
    You should code the same CPT (for the procedure performed) with a -55 modifier (for the first post-op visit, and 99024 is okay for any other post-op visits within the global period).

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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