AAPC - August DL Sale: 50% OFF
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: post op visit

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Providence
    Posts
    234

    Default post op visit

    AAPC: CPC Promo
    We are an oncology speciality group in a facility that is questioning whether we can bill for the review of the pathology report during the global period after surgery. Our physicians spend a lengthy amount of time explaining the results of their surgery to the patient and thoroughly going through what the pathology shows, whether their result is malignant or benign. Our physicians believe we should be able to bill for this visit after surgery by utilizing the modifier 24 and using the diagnosis of V65.49 (other counseling).

    Any thoughts.....

    Thanks
    Kristen
    Kristen Richard, CPC

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    227

    Default

    It would seem to me that if the surgeon is the one discussing the path report then that's in the global. If it's an oncologist or a physician in another specialty in the group then the global doesn't apply. Thoughts?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Providence
    Posts
    234

    Default

    Thank you for your response. You are saying that even though the surgeon is spending signifigant time with the patient counseling him/her on the cancer diagnosis and going over all the finding found on the path report, that it is still considered global?

    another scenerio:

    Patient comes in for him/her post op check after surgery. During this encounter the physician plans the patients chemo regiman and counsels the patient on the risks/effects of the chemo treatment. this is another usually lengthy discussion with the patient. Do you also consider that global?

    thank you
    Kristen Richard, CPC

Similar Threads

  1. Post Op visit by a different MD
    By ralcanta in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-20-2012, 05:42 PM
  2. Post-op visit vs office visit
    By bhong in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-16-2011, 09:56 AM
  3. Post op visit
    By PLAIDMAN in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-08-2010, 08:48 AM
  4. Post op visit??
    By PLAIDMAN in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-17-2010, 02:21 PM
  5. Post-OP Visit and Office visit, Same Day
    By blake94 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-07-2009, 06:33 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.