Dr. does surgery on monday for elderly pt for A & P repair w/ TVT , Tuesday she is sent to the telementry unit due to Syncope to r/o MI , at this point the Hospitalist assumes care for the Syncope. Meanwhile the patient has pulled out her vaginal packing which causes issues that my doctor must follow. Pt is kept in TCU for 13 days.
My question is: Can the doctor charge for the daily visit to the TCU to f/u with the patient due to the issues caused by her pulling out the packing. Or is this simply inclued in the global package? If so would the dx be post op complication 997.2 and post surgical V45.89.

Tammy Hughes, CPC
Practice Manager
Richard M. Goddard, M.D.
105 Margaret Lane, Ste A
Grass Valley CA 95945