Billing Additional Pre-Op Visit

Billing Additional Pre-Op Visit

May 14, 2020

Question:
Since we have to bring the patients back in for COVID testing and H&P for Joint Commission, can we bill for this visit even though it’s another pre-op visit?

Answer:
Yes, since the patient was rescheduled due to the pandemic and needs to be seen for a COVID swab prior to surgery, which is an indication for charging a new visit (as a health status change).

*This response is based on the best information available as of 05/14/20.

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