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Ortho surgery hospitalist visits

  1. #1
    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire
    Default Ortho surgery hospitalist visits
    Medical Coding Books
    Ortho provider does tx on 27236. Pt is IP. Hospitalist is covering for medical conditions. I should'nt 55 be used? Thanks in advance
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

  2. #2
    Hartford, CT
    If the hospitalist is seeing the patient for medical conditions that are not related to the ortho surgery, then no you do not need a modfier, but the dx codes used need to be different than the surgery dx codes. If the hospitalist is following up for the surgical condition you need to verify that a transfer of care has occurred.

  3. #3
    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire
    thanks for your reply
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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