I have a visit where this patient had a chole done on 8/19/11. she comes in on 8/26 for Incision pain. Should I code this visit with a 998.89 since there is no signs of infection, she only has the pain. Please help. Thank you!
You should not be billing this post-op visit as it is included in the surgical global package. If it is unusual pain, then you could bill 338.12 for acute post op pain or 338.28 for chronic but if it is the run of the mill postop pain, it can't be billed.