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Billing a E&M code within the global period.

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.

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