Discharge, like all other E/M services, fall into the global period.
The only time you'd be able to code it is if (God forbid) the patient remained hospitalized and in your care beyond the global period ... but I'm guessing if that happened, the surgeon would transfer care to a hospitalist, so the surgeon wouldn't be doing the discharge in any case.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M
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