AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 5 (May)

Coding Clarification (May 2009)

May 2009 pages 9-10 Coding Clarification:Coding Clarification In the February 2009 Q&A section, page 22, a question was asked regarding whether preoperative visits are billable. It was noted that the answer provided was incomplete and could be misinterpreted. The following clarification addresses the question in greater detail. The Q&A should read as follows: Question: Are preoperative visits billable? If so, what code should be used and what is the time frame before surgery to submit this code? Answer: If the decision for surgery occurs the day of or day before the major procedure and includes the preoperative...

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