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Help with Global Periods

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    I have a biller that is looking for a chart that shows the Global Days for various used CPT Codes. It use to be accessed from the Medicare Website and now she cannot find it. Does anyone know where to locate this? I am not personally familiar with it, so any help would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkavanaugh@kvch.com View Post
    I have a biller that is looking for a chart that shows the Global Days for various used CPT Codes. It use to be accessed from the Medicare Website and now she cannot find it. Does anyone know where to locate this? I am not personally familiar with it, so any help would be great.
    Thanks
    If you happen to have a CPT Expert edition handy, that has the global periods listed for every code.

    If not, the rule of thumb is that minor procedures have a 10 day global, and major procedures have a 90 day period.

    Here's some instructions from eHow: http://www.ehow.com/how_7642651_glob...cpt-codes.html

    But this may be more helpful: http://provider.medica.com/C14/Claim...ays_Policy.pdf

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    Smile CMS Website for Global Days
    Sorry, I see you posted this awhile back but I just ran across it on the forum and have the link to the CMS website where you can find this information.

    Go to http://www.chirocode.com/medical-cod...921-codes.html
    Select Start Search
    On the next screen, select Payment policy Indicators
    You can then select single, list, or range of CPT codes.
    Select all modifiers from the dropdown menu
    Start your search.
    This will return results with a column labeled Global to reflect the global days for each service.

    Hope that helps!

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    The Excel file PPRVU11B.xls in the CMS Physician Fee Schedule Relative Value File lists global days under Column U.

    http://www.cms.gov/physicianfeesched...tNumPerPage=10

    Click on the .zip format folder then choose the Excel worksheet.

    The June 2011 Coding Edge has an article that reviews this spreadsheet.

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