February 20, 2020
For patients that are having surgery that day, I’ve been doing pre-op visits that morning (coming in earlier), and not doing a preop visit in clinic the week before surgery. Can I bill a follow up visit for the meeting/note (H&P) that occurs the morning of surgery?
No – a routine pre-op visit is included in the global surgical package of the primary procedure code and not separately reported. Good question though!
*This response is based on the best information available as of 02/20/20.