May 19, 2022
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?
Yes, since the original surgery was canceled and is now under consideration for rescheduling 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 05/019/22.
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