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Direct admit from office during post op

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    Good morning everyone....

    Our patient had a tka on 1-26-12, comes back into the office yesterday for a postoperative visit, where it was discovered that she had fallen and ruptured her infrapatellar tendon. My surgeon directly admits her to the hospital. Can we charge for the hospital admit?

    Thank you. I don't know why this is confusing me so much this morning...probably need more java!

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    yes with a 24 modifier not related to tka
    Jenifer McPolin CPC, CPMA, RCC

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    Thank you!!!

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