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    Can anyone help me find the global days for certain procedures. I need a great resources. I've read 0-10 on minor and 90 day for major.

    So I & D would this be a minor surgery? and what are my global days? How would I determine the exact amount of global days on a procedure?

    Please help.

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    10 day post op. you can also find this in the NCCI

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    Greeley Colorado

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    We had a patient come in for an I/D and is in the 10 day global period at this time. At the visit today, the patient was treated for a yeast infection that she got as a result of taking the antibiotics that were prescribed for the I/D of the abscess. She was advised on how to treat the yeast infection during today's global visit. Should we be charging an office visit with a 25 modifier, or is the treatment of the yeast infection considered part of the global period as it is somewhat related?


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    North Carolina


    I would charge for the visit with a modifier 24. I know antibiodics can create a yeast infection but It would hard to prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the medication was the culprit.

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