May 17, 2018
I saw a patient 6 weeks post-op T&A and went over the path report with mom – it showed “acute on chronic tonsillitis”. Can I bill for the visit with modifier 24 because we discussed the path report?
No. This service would be considered related to the procedure and not separately billed. It is not an appropriate use of modifier 24 (unrelated E/M service in a postoperative global period).
*This response is based on the best information available as of 05/17/18.