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Venous Access during Global Period

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    Default Venous Access during Global Period
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    I'm looking for some opinions on this subject. When PICC lines or Centrally Inserted Venous Access Devices (36555-36571)are done during the global period, what modifiers do people use? Usually the pt has had some type of malignant neoplasm removed and now has poor venous access. Would this be considered related to the surgery or totally unrelated to the surgery? Or, is it just a post-op complication and isn't billable to Medicare unless it's done in the OR?
    Thanks for your input!

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    If Its During The Global Period I Use Modifier 79

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    Thanks for the info

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