Asked by: Margherita Lindemaier
asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st April, 2020

What is a global period after surgery?

A global period is a period of time starting with a surgical procedure and ending some period of time after the procedure. Many surgeries have a follow-up period during which charges for normal post- operative care are bundled into the global surgery fee.

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Furthermore, how long is the global period after surgery?

Care on the day of the surgery is included in the global period unless the decision to perform the surgery was made during the visit on this day. (See modifier -57). There are 92 days in the global surgical period beginning the day before the procedure, the day of the procedure, and the 90 days following it.

Similarly, what is included in a global period? The CPT® codebook defines the following as “always included” in the global fee (global period) for a surgery or procedure: Subsequent to the decision for surgery (procedure), one related E/M encounter on the date immediately prior to, or on the date of, the procedure.

In this way, what is the global period for most major surgeries?

Total global period is 11 days. Count the day of the surgery and the 10 days immediately following the day of the surgery. 90-day Post-operative Period (major procedures). One day pre-operative included • Day of the procedure is generally not payable as a separate service.

What procedures have a 10 day global period?

E&M Services that are incorrectly billed within the codes that have a Global Days designation of "10" days. Under the Medicare Physician Fee Physician (MPFS) rules, most surgical procedures include pre-operative and post-operative Evaluation & Management services. These E & M services are referred to as 'Global Days'.

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