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Cancer treatment planning postoperatively

Kirsten Posted Thu 26th of May, 2016 11:00:56 AM
Pt is in global from lumpectomy but received extensive counseling postoperatively for cancer treatment planning. What ICD-10 would be appropriate, in addition to the cancer diagnosis code? We are trying to break out of the bundling with global routine postoperative care. How can this be done?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 27th of May, 2016 09:59:02 AM
Hi, You can report Z71.89( Other specified Counseling) along with cancer diagnosis. But,I think counseling for treatment planning is covered under global billing and it should not be billed separately. However, if the service is unrelated you can bill E/M code with modifier 24.

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