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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

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Billing Related E/M within 90-Day Global

Question: A patient presents for an evaluation and management (E/M) visit two weeks following a suboccipital craniectomy. That patient has been experiencing postoperative epilepsy. After a brief neurological exam, the surgeon prescribes the patient with an anticonvulsant and suggests a follow-up appointment in two weeks. Can the provider bill out for this E/M visit? Idaho Subscriber Answer: In this scenario, [...]