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For post-op on someone else’s surgery, bill for service – but not for E/M

Published Dec 4, 2017
Last Reviewed Nov 30, 2017

Question: We often see patients who had surgery in St. Louis and come to us for post-operative X-rays rather than driving back for X-ray check-ups. One of our PAs recently saw a patient who falls into this scenario. The patient is still in the global period, but we are not taking over post-operative care. Can we charge an office visit or just the X-ray?

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