Melisa Posted Thu 17th of March, 2011 21:17:25 PM
We are a GYN-ONC office and we do perform the patient's surgery as well as being their oncolgist. The question that I have is when we perform a surgery then see the patient in the hopital but we are now treating for hypertension or diabetes can I bill for this with the modifier 24?
SuperCoder Answered Mon 21st of March, 2011 03:17:35 AM
If the visit is during the postop global period, then we should bill the e/m code with modifier 24, even though the visit is for a different reason.
Misty Answered Mon 21st of March, 2011 04:36:01 AM
I agree with Sanjit, that is how we bill them also.