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Global period question (51798 & 57288)

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    Default Global period question (51798 & 57288)
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    Can a provider bill procedure 51798 (Measurement of post-voiding residual urine and/or bladder capacity by ultrasound, non-imaging) within the 90 day global after performing 57288 (Sling operation for stress incontinence)? As far as I know, I have found no documentation on not being able to bill 51798 during the post op period. Please help!


    Pa Tang

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    I'm sure it's included in the original surgery fee reimbursement. The only reason I say that is because the diagnosis you will be using will be the same as the one that is in a current 90-day post-op. If the physician is performing the 51798 because it's unrelated to the sling, then by all means bill it.

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