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Postop Admission

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    My Doc admitted a pt. following a vental hernia repair for postoperative management - Can I bill for the admit 99223 or not? Thanks Cricket

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    unfortunately no

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    you cannot, I agree with mbort - (page 12, CPT 2008 professional edition)
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    If you are coding for the surgeon, then this is in the global period. You'd only be able to bill if there was a need to return to the OR.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC

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