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coding 36589 during the post op period

Melissa Posted Wed 24th of June, 2015 14:27:31 PM

Can we code as follows:
99024
36589-79

SuperCoder Answered Thu 25th of June, 2015 02:00:32 AM

Well, in CPT 99024 the provider furnishes an E/M service to a patient for a condition or reason RELATED to a procedure during that procedure’s global period. The service is of the type the global period usually includes. The intent of the code is to allow providers to report a code for tracking purposes without billing for the service. And modifier 79 is for UNRELATED procedure or service", so in this case it cannot bill together. Hope it helps!

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