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Pre-op visit during Post-Op Period

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    Question Pre-op visit during Post-Op Period
    Medical Coding Books
    I have a patient that is coming for a pre-op visit during the 90 global period of another surgery. Both surgeries were preformed by the same service for the same problem. My question is do I have to no bill the facility side of the e/m visit?


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    Kansas City, MO
    If it's just a pre-op ( by the surgeon) (like an H&P) for the surgery then it is not billable. There needs to be a medical reason for the test. (outside doc doing exam for clearance)
    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC,CCC, AAPC Fellow
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    2018 Chapter President, Kansas City, MO

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