Cherie Posted Tue 26th of August, 2014 08:55:40 AM
I have a Dr. that is putting in subsequent visits at a hospital following Ambulatory surgery. Can he do this? The patient is again marked Ambulatory Surgery at a hospital, and a different Dr. from the same group, wants to charge subsequent visits following the surgery even though it is not inpatient. The surgery does not have a global period. Would appreciate your input. Thanks
SuperCoder Answered Thu 28th of August, 2014 03:58:10 AM
Thanks for your question.
Yes, your physician can provide subsequent visits if the patient is admitted to the hospital. If the patient is not an inpatient, and surgery doesn't have a global period and subsequent services is not bundling then you can bill for outpatient service.
Hope it helps.