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    Can you code for groshong or medi port during global period? If so would you use mod 78 and ICD-9 v58.69. Example: patient has surgery and finds out they have cancer then they come back in for mediport placement.


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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Global period does NOT cover procedures

    The global period covers E&M services. In general it does not apply to additional procedures that may be required. You will need the appropriate modifier. I would think that the -58 modifier would applicable in the scenario you listed.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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