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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: jwangelin on October 06, 2009, 10:49:01 AM

Title: Postoperative Management
Post by: jwangelin on October 06, 2009, 10:49:01 AM
I bill for an OB/GYN physician.  She performed a hysterectomy on a pt and 5 days after the pt had the operation, she developed a pelvic abscess and was readmitted to the hospital.  My doc saw her the days she was in the hospital.  Can I bill for those visits or do they fall under the postoperative global period?

Thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Postoperative Management
Post by: Michele on October 06, 2009, 08:09:18 PM
If the pelvic abscess is unrelated to the hysterectomy you can bill for the visits using the 24 modifier.

Michele