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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    South Salt Lake City

    Question Pilonidal cyst F/U care

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    I have a patient that had a I&D done in the ER on 8/21. Since then she has come in 3 times to have the packing removed and repacked. How do I charge for this? its still within the global period but my DR didn't do the initial procedure.
    Jody Thompson, CPC

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Global covers only the performing surgeon

    If you are NOT the physician who performed the procedure (and are not a partner in the same practice and same specialty), then you are NOT covered by the global period.

    Code based on documentation of service(s) provided.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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