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    Can a physician who bills as assistant surgeon in a procedure bill for an E/M visit during the post-op global period or does the global period apply to both surgeons?

    anyone have any credible links for such information?

    thank you

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    any thoughts would be helpful

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    global period applies to both prime surgeon and assistant surgeon. This would only be different if it is unrelated to the surgery.

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    that was my guess, thank you for the reassurance

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    I'd love documentation supporting that. We had a compliance officer tell us just the opposite.
    Rachell Lindley, CPC
    Multispecialty Clinic Coding
    Internal Medicine
    General Surgery
    Family Medicine

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    I've been looking for some sort of official document too...because I am a relatively new biller everyone seems to think I am crazy when I tell bring something up until I find the documentation for it haha.

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