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SCC in situ follow up visit

Vaida Posted Wed 31st of July, 2013 14:42:03 PM

Patient was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma in situ and treated with Liquid Nitrogen. Patient comes back a month later (after the global period has ended) for a follow up visit - MD checks the SCC IS site to make sure the skin cancer is completely treated. Can we bill for this follow up visit since it occurred after the global period or this visit would be considered as part of the treatment with Liquid Nitrogen and is non-billable?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 02nd of August, 2013 15:37:21 PM

Any follow up visit after the global period had expired would be considered as a new visit. Certainly you can bill it with the appropriate code.


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