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Post OP visits

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    Default Post OP visits
    Medical Coding Books
    Does anyone know if a provider can bill for a subsequent visit in the hospital if he is rounding/covering for another provider who performed the surgery with the 90 day global? Does he have to also bill the 99024 OR can he bill a subsequent visit since he was not the performing dr and we are a totally different practice and Tax ID??

    Kris Felty CPC, CCC, CCVTC

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    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire
    Was the post op care modifier added by the performing surgeon? Is it something that is different that the origional procedure?
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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    No, we are not the performing provider, we are just follwing up with the patient becasue the surgeon was not availiable. I think our Dr should be able to bill for more than a 99024 since he was not paid in the surgical package. That is what I am trying to find out for sure.

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    Default Global Period
    If there are no complications from surgery and the doctor is not seeing the patient for any other reason other than to do "rounds" then it should be 99024. If he is seeing the patient for a new condition, say the patient was recovering from a bypass and developed atrial fib, then he could bill, most likely he would bill a consult depending upon the payer.

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    If he is covering for the surgeon it should be coded as 99024.

    Rajesh Verma, CPC
    Last edited by rajeshverma607; 10-20-2011 at 05:13 AM.

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