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    I have a question about the global surgery package. Let's say the patient had a diagnosis of breast cancer and Dr Smith performed the surgery and the patient comes in 2 weeks after surgery for a consultation for chemo with Dr Jones who has the same tax id # as Dr Smith, the dx of breast cancer is billed for Chemo Consult. Should the Chemo Consultation visit be considered included in the global surgery package or can it be billed seperately?
    Last edited by sdfrancis324; 04-28-2010 at 10:17 AM.

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    I would double check the article in May's Coding Edge magazine page 29 for CMS and CPT guidelines regarding global surgical packaging. I hope this helps.

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