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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Default Need info on global periods

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    Hi all, I'm scheduled to take my test on Saturday (2 days!) I am wondering if anyone knows of a resource where I can obtain a list of codes that do nothave a global period attached to them. (For example-I got a question wrong coding a chest tube placement because I used the postop modifier...I did not know that code didn't have a postop period and don't know how to find that info). Thanks in advance!

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado


    What do you mean by "post op modifier"? Are you saying that you used mod -55?

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    Apr 2007


    No, it was either 58 or 78 (can't remember off the top of my head just now). It was a procedure done 4 days after another procedure. At any rate, the answer said there is no global period for chest tube placement.

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