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E&M by different physician in Global period

  1. #1
    CoeurD'Alene, Idaho
    Question E&M by different physician in Global period
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    Can you charge an E&M for an I&D Wound cleaning and packing if the Doctor is not the one who performed the I&D and is not in the same practice and it is in the global period?

  2. #2
    Manhattan, NY
    An I&D is pretty straightforward.... What services are you providing? Was there a complication? I have to assume there was a complication since the patient has returned....

  3. #3
    CoeurD'Alene, Idaho
    The patient had an I&D at urgent care and came to his internist to have iodoform removed and repacked. This was 5 days after the urgent care visit.

  4. #4
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Global period applies ONLY to the one who performed the original sx
    The global period applies ONLY to the provider who performed the original procedure (or his/her colleagues in the same specialty AND same practice).

    The global period applies ONLY to E/M services, not to additional/related procedures.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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