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    Can a discharge be billed after the patient had surgery? Or is this part of the global period?
    Tiffany Fischer, CPC, CEMC

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    I'll assume you are coding for the surgeon. If so, if the discharge is within the global period (10 or 90 days), then it cannot be billed in addition to the surgery.
    Lucinda (Cindy) McGarry, CPC-P
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    Past President Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter

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    Thank you!
    Tiffany Fischer, CPC, CEMC

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    Tiffany, right on! :-)

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