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    Question Global Period

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    Our physicians perform a lot of Pacemaker Implants that have a 90 day global. They still want me to bill for all hospital follow-ups when the patient is at the hospital and office visits if the patient comes to the office to keep track of how much money is lost due to Post-op period. Is it OK to do this?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Use 99024

    If you are using 99024, yes.

    There is NO "money being lost" ... the reimbursement for the procedure INCLUDES the postoperative care.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    The problem is that I am billing an actual level of service and not 99024.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Concord, NC or Rochester, NY


    I think the dr's are wanting to understand the effort in the follow up period. I would track the information with 99024 or an internal code and this information may be valuable for the next round of negotiations with the insurance carrier.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Toledo, Ohio


    I agree use the 99024. Why artificially inflate the numbers just to write it off?

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    You should not charge anything just bill a 99024 with a zero charge.... your post op and subsequent hospital visits are included in the surgical package....the only exception is if it he came back very something different then you can append a modifier 24 to an office visit...hope this helps!

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