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Inpatient Hospital Care after Surgery

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    The surgeon I work for performs surgery on a patient, and the patient is then admitted inpatient for 2-3 days before discharge home. It is normal for this surgery that a patient spends 2-3 days inpatient. My surgeon believes he can bill for the subsequent hospital care (99231 or 99232) visits each day, and a hospital discharge service (99238) on discharge. I believe that these are global to the surgical package because these visits would be typical postoperative follow up care. Any help would be appreciated to ensure proper billing.

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    The hospital visits and discharge are not billable. They are all part of the surgical package.
    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC,CCC, AAPC Fellow
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    2018 Chapter President, Kansas City, MO

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    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC,CCC, AAPC Fellow
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    2018 Chapter President, Kansas City, MO

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