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    Readmission during postoperative period

    Hello! Here's the scenario: Patient is admitted for appendicitis and has an appendectomy (90 day global). The patient is discharged and sent home. The patient returns to the ER 2 weeks later for abdominal pain and is admitted for suspected abdominal abscess. Question: Would all of the E/M...
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    Global period - an I&D was done

    an I&D was done on a patient and five days later an atherectomy was done. medicare is denying claim due to global period. the i&d was done on the back. atherectomy done on the lt. what can i do to get this fixed?
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    modifier 80 and 78 to medicare - Need help with this

    Need help with this. One of our docs assisted an OUTSIDE doc on CPT 35665 and 37618. I know I need modifier 80. Here is the dilemma ....this procedure takes place within the global period for a DIFFERENT procedure that one of OUR docs did. Do I also need modifier 78 along with the 80 because...
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    modifier 80 and 78 to medicare

    Need help with this. One of our docs assisted an OUTSIDE doc on CPT 35665 and 37618. I know I need modifier 80. Here is the dilemma ....this procedure takes place within the global period for a DIFFERENT procedure that one of OUR docs did. Do I also need modifier 78 along with the 80 because...
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    cast change 29075 and q4009

    can cast change be billed in the post op period? along with cast supplies? does anyone know
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    69209 cpt

    Does anyone happen to know if 69209 is going to fall within a global period? Thank you for any help! Amy M.
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    Breastfeeding consult during Postpartum

    If a mother has a visit for breastfeeding consultation/instruction during her 6-8 week postpartum period, can you bill an E/M for the visit or is the visit considered part of the postpartum period?
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    Office visit during the global period

    Please help. I was under the impression, that you can charge an office visit during the post-op period if you treat the pt in the office for infection at the site of surgery. Am I wrong?
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