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    Default Global period in the emergency room

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    I have an insurance company that is denying my follow up visits in the emergency room. Stating they are within the global period. Has anyone heard of this?

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    Are these after minor procedures? Many have 10 day globals. I have never heard of a global for just an E/M service.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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    Yes it is a minor procedure-10060 and it does have a 10 day global period. I have just never seen an insurance company not pay for the return visits.

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    Richardson, TX


    They can also deny the E/M if the patient has been seen in the ER within the last 90 days of a fracture. I have had a carrier deny the E/M as within the global period. If the patient is seen within the global period for a seperate procedure, you will need to append the modifier -24

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