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    If the Dr performed a procedure on a hospital patient on one day, then billed 99232 for the next 2 days do the 99232 require a modifier? Or are they inclusive to the procedure?

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    Kansas City, MO
    It depends on the circumstances. Was the procedure planned or was it done urgently or at the request of another doctor? If it wasn't planned, a follow up may be warranted. I'm assuming the procedure done had a 0-day global. Since your doc is billing mid-level follow up code, I'm assuming the patient is fairly sick and the follow up visits are billable (if the documentation supports it). In the practice where I work, if the procedure is minor but the patient was kept overnight with no complications, a follow up visit is not charged.

    I hope this helps...
    Karen Cross, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CUC

  3. #3
    Kansas City, MO
    forgot your main question: if the procedure has a 0 global, no modifier is needed. Otherwise, you will need modifier 24 if the follow-up visits are not related to the procedure
    Karen Cross, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CUC

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    Thank you Karen the patient was inpatient at the time of service.

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    Kansas City, MO
    You can still use a 24 modifier in the inpatient setting...sorry if I am misunderstanding what you said

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    If the procedure has a 0 global, then the follow up visits are billable. If there is a global on the procedure, the follow up visits cannot be billed unless they are unrelated to the procedure, in which case you can use modifier 24 on the visits.

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