Your patient is readmitted to the hospital with cellulitis at the incisional site during the postoperative global period after a transmetatarsal amputation.
You follow the patient for multiple daily visits. No surgery performed.
The only allowable coding option available refers to an "unrelated evaluation and management (E/M) service by the same physician or other qualified health care professional during a postoperative period."
Any diagnosis associated to the amputation will not qualify, only an "unrelated" one will.