FIRST - I am assuming your physician and the original surgeon are of TWO different practices (or TWO different specialties within the same practice) ...
The surgeon who inserted the expanders should be billing 11960-54 and your physician should report 11960-55. You report it only on the first post-operative visit (your payment should be that portion of the global surgical fee that represents post-operative care).
If you are in the same practice AND same specialty as the surgeon who placed the expanders, then the global period applies to your physician and there is no charge for this service.
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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