Postop Consult

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September 20, 2018

Question:
If a rehab facility I have privileges at consults me for a postop patient in postop global, can I bill for the consult?

Answer:
That depends.  Is it your patient and your global period?  If so, then the “consult” is not billed if you’re continuing post-operative care.  If the patient was operated on by a surgeon of your same specialty but not in your group, then this could be a consultation to you assuming it is non-Medicare patient (remember, Medicare does not reimburse consultation codes).

*This response is based on the best information available as of 09/20/18.

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