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    Default Where to find global?

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    Does anybody know where I can find out what is considered the global period for specific codes?
    Lisa Keith, CPC

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    Athens, Ga.


    They are published in the RBRVS book. You can get this book from the same supplier you get your CPT, ICD9 and HCPCS books from. My Medicare carrier posts a comma-delineated file on their website that has the same information. It's hard to read, but you don't have to pay for it! Here is the link...

    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

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    You might want to consider buying a CPT book or encoder from Ingenix next year. They list the global days in the text. It's very nice!

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    Smile Where to find global?


    I created an RVU thing that I use at work for Globals. I put it on the site called: "RVUs with a Twist" - it's just a few highlighted lines from the RVU spreadsheet from CMS with the RVU status indicator meanings on it.

    Has the Global days, bilateral status indicators & a few other coding things, but I took away all the RVU's & conversion factor information. It's just meant to find the Globals & other things.

    Here: http://www.askleslie.net/drup3/conte...are-guidelines

    Scroll down for "RVU with a Twist". Oh, and above that are direct links to CMS RVU information if you need it.

    Hope this helps!

    L J

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