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    Question surgery in the global period

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    Hi, I hope everyone is well. We have a patient that had a septo and turb reduction. His global period is not up until 5-25-10. Patient feels no relief at all. He wishes he would have agreeded with surgeon and had a FESS too. If the surgeon takes him back to surgery before the global period is up will we get paid by insurance fro the next surgery?

    I would appreciate your help with this.


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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default 58 or 78 modifier

    Depending on the circustances you will use a -58 or -78 modifier on the next surgery if performed during the post-operative global period for the first surgery.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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