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    Default Ingenix discrepency!

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    Something was just brought to my attention this morning.

    Ingenix 2009 Neurosurgery/Neurology Coding Companion has a 90 global period assigned to CPT codes 63650, 63685, 63688. I rarely use this book since I have a preference for other coding material; however, some of the providers use this as a reference.

    CMS and other coding sources have a global period of 10

    Does anyone else have any source that states 90?? My concern is that we have not captured, legitimate, office visits.
    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 08-19-2009 at 07:56 AM.

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    Encoderpro from Ingenix states 10 days for those procedures.

    I hate books. There is an error in the 2008 HCPCS II that caused my billing company to bill Hyaluronan as Testosterone. Q4083 is deleted and it says see J2321.

    Hopefully you won't have too many missed visits...

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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    North Carolina


    Thanks Laura...

    I can't take credit for this. Another coder found this for me!


    In very small print at the bottom....

    "As of January 1, 2009, CMS amended the 90 global surgery period to 10 days for codes 63685, 63650 and 63688."

    Thank goodness for the inqusitive minds in my office...this will be easy damage control.

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    For those of you that want the official source...


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