Alea Posted Thu 04th of April, 2013 19:29:38 PM
My doc was on call and saw a (another doctor's) patient who had just had cataract and was in post op period, What modifiers do I use for the office visits? Do my ICD-9 codes have the match the surgeon's exactly?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 05th of April, 2013 11:34:12 AM
If your physician has a different tax ID no. from the other doctor, he can definitely bill for a PO visit. The surgeon only cannot bill for a normal PO check after the surgery, within the global period.
ICD code need not match with the original doctor's. In fact, the ICD should not be a cataract ICD code since cataract is not the reason for current visit. Your codes should be in this case -- V45.61. You can use V43.1 as additional code.