You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

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A drainage/injection of a joint is a surgical procedure. An office visit is included in the reimbursement for the surgical procedure.

It is not typically allowable to bill for an office visit on the same day as a surgical procedure unless the office visit is for an unrelated diagnosis.

This is in fact a very common error. It would be unlikely a patient would even be aware and the most experienced medical billing professional could not validate this with the information on this statement.