I would definitely say yes, once the decision for surgery is made, it is made. If the patient is coming back to sign consents, this is a preop visit and is non billable. If the surgeon is checking history and mdm all over again, it sounds to me like he is solely doing this to bill. If he ever gets audited all of this money will probably be requested back because there is no medically necessary reason to do this and the decision for surgery has already been made.
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