February 10, 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, the original surgery was canceled and is now under consideration for rescheduling due to the pandemic and the patient needs to be seen for a COVID swab prior to surgery. This health status change is the indication for the office visit.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 02/10/22.