In Billing
Apr 25th, 2018
Per national Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) Chapter 3 guidelines, a procedure with a 90 day global period “is defined as a major surgical procedure.” The 90 day global period actually extends to 92 days, to include one day before the day of the surgery, the day of surgery, and the 90 days immediately following the day of ...
In Billing
Dec 8th, 2014
As a general rule, an E/M service provided on the day of, or the day prior to, a major surgical procedure is included and paid for within the global surgical package of that procedure—unless the E/M service, itself, leads to the decision to perform surgery. Stated another way: A routine history and physical (H&P) prior ...