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new coder needs help with I&D in global

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    Default new coder needs help with I&D in global
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    Patient has I&D of hand (10060) and three days later has to have second I&D. This second procedure would be considered to be a no charge because of the 10 day global period of the original procedure?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    If the same physican or different physican within the same scope of practice did the second I&D, by all means do report for the procedure using the correct modifier.
    10160 M-78
    This allows payment for the I&D, reduced of course.. depending on insurance contracts.

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