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    If a patient was seen in ER and billed fracture care for fracture 2nd metacarpal by the PA in a group practice of PCP's and then seen again in ER three days later by a PCP from the same group because of pain & swelling of the hand but patient was non-compliant with rest & antiflamatory meds can we bill for the second ER visit or is this part of the global package?

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Global

    This is global to the fracture care which carries a 90-day "post-op" global period.

    But I sure do wish we COULD bill those patients who are non-compliant!

    Well, it's almost Christmas and I've been a VERY good girl ... maybe I should ask Santa about this.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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