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    Patient came in for routine 6 week post partum exam and was due for annual wellness exam can both be billed? I believe the annual wellness would not be covered at same time as 6 week post partum.

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    Salt Lake city


    I agree I don't think you can bill for the annual exam at the same time as a pp visit. One of my docs did this and I told him not to do an annual at the pp visit if the patient is due for a pap he can go ahead and do that but not the full physical exam. I would have the patient come back after she is out of the global period.

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    Did your office provide global care for the OB patient? Your postpartum visit is not going to hit a CCI edit if you are using 99024 for global care. I see no reason why you couldn't do both at the same time, as long as your coding/documentation supports both.

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