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Post Op wound infection

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    Kingsport, TN
    Question Post Op wound infection
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    Patient had a 10121 procedure on the 27th and then on the 29th he returns with a post op wound infection. Doc is charging an E/M for the 29th. Can I bill this? If so, do I need a modifier?

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    providing you have documentation to support the office visit, yes, with a modifier 24 and of course the post op wound infection diagnosis, not the diagnosis for which the surgery was performed.

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    Kingsport, TN

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