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Global modifiers on procedures 62311, 64493, 64494, 64495

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    Default Global modifiers on procedures 62311, 64493, 64494, 64495
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    I have another question about the global modifiers because I have, once again, been told by co-workers that if a patient is in a global period for a procedure that has a 90 day global period and we bill 62311 or any procedures with a 0 to 10 day global period, we do not need to append the global modifiers (78 or 79) to 62311 or other procedures with a 0 to 10 day global period. For example, a patient has a 27447 performed on 10/15/10 and then has a 62311 performed on 10/25/10 I append a 79 modifier to 62311 since there is a 90 day global on the 27447 but I have been told that 62311 is not considered a procedure and does not need the global modifier. Please help!!! I just want to bill this stuff correctly and I am afraid that my coworkers are misinformed.

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    I agree with you on using a 79. Its not a major procedure but it would be no different then doing 20610 on a different body part in the global of 27447. I hope that makes sense.

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