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Question: A surgeon performs a procedure at one practice location. He then leaves that practice, transitioning to a new practice during a patient’s 90-day global period. The second practice is a... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
The good news for practices whose providers tend to use modifier 24 (Unrelated E/M, same physician, post-operative) is that the denial rates of the codes most often used with that modifier went down i... More
Question: A surgeon performs a procedure at one practice location. He then leaves that practice, transitioning to a new practice during a patient’s 90-day global period. The second practice is a... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
The good news for practices whose providers tend to use modifier 24 (Unrelated E/M, same physician, post-operative) is that the denial rates of the codes most often used with that modifier went down i... More
Tools
This sample template for immediate post-op notes is courtesy of Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Pikeville leadership requires physicians to complete this form before the patient goes to the next level of care unless accompanied by the practitioner who did the procedure. Full post-operative reports should be completed according to hospital policy.
Click the "Download file" link to access an annual wellness visit (AWV) form updated for 2016 with new screenings.

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