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    Apr 2007
    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?

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    Apr 2007
    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....

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    Apr 2007
    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.

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    Apr 2007
    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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