Adriana Posted Tue 19th of May, 2015 14:11:12 PM
Patient goes into surgery with diagnosis of a "renal mass." Once final pathology is back and it is known it is cancer of the kidney or benign tumor, can we bill during the 90 day global for post-op conseling regarding new diagnosis of kidney cancer or benign tumor?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 20th of May, 2015 00:46:04 AM
Yes, you can bill appropriate E/M code with -25 modifier because, you are seeing patient for a new problem/diagnosis which was not diagnosed earlier.