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    Is it appropriate to bill a 99244 when doing a pre-op clearance exam?
    thank You,
    Susan G

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    yes. don't forget to place the name of the physician and his/her NPI number in box 17, 17b who is requesting this preop exam......I always make sure I use the V72.83 diagnosis as one of my diagnoisis codes.

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    Duluth, Minnesota


    sure, but only if it documentation supports the level 4 consult - and it has to support the 3-R's of the consult as well...."Request, Render, Report" ...
    {that's my opinion on the posted matter}
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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