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    WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS QUESTION. Our MD saw a patient on 7-30-10 and charged 23600 closed treatment of humeral fracture, however, returned today and now needs to have an open reduction performed. Am I able to bill for an EM visit or not since it was within the global period.

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    I don't think so. I would just charge for the open reduction with modifier -58 for the more extensive procedure, since it's still in the global.

    Jenna, CPC

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    I agree with Jenna.

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