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    Default Discharge after surgery

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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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    Apr 2007
    Sioux Falls South Dakota


    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
    Applications Specialist
    Avera Health Plans
    Education Office Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter
    Past President Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter

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    Default Discharge within Global

    Thank you!
    Tiffany Fischer, CPC, CEMC

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    Tiffany, right on! :-)

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